Uber’s Year of Reckoning

2017 has been a year of upheaval and reckoning for the “Sharing Economy’s” greatest disruptor and biggest badboy – Uber. Q1 Uber began the year with a $20 million settlement with the Federal Trade Commision to resolve charges that it misled prospective drivers with exaggerated earning claims and claims about financing through its Vehicle Solutions…

SESTA Wins Committee Approval, Faces Hold from Senator Wyden

In January, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations released a report on Backpage.com’s Knowing Facilitation of Online Sex Trafficking, but criminal charges against the website have failed due to the site’s immunity for third-party content (prostitution ads) under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act (“CDA230”). SESTA Introduced In August, Subcommittee Chairman Rob Portman (R-OH)…

CLBR #277: Shame Nation Author Sue Scheff

Shame Nation Author Sue Scheff Listen In today’s digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away. A rogue tweet could bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological damage. Shame Nation is the first book to both study the fascinating phenomenon of online…

CLBR #276: Allen O’Rourke on The Emerging Law of Cyber Defense

The Emerging Law of Cyber Defense   Listen At the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum at George Washington University, former Computer Hacking and Intellectual Property prosecutor and Assistant U.S. Attorney Allen O’Rourke led a panel on the issue of “active defense” techniques in responding to cyber attacks.  “Active defense” techniques may include honeypots, web beacons, “dark web” research, rescue…