CLBR #270: Venkat, Data Scraping and Daily Stormer

CLBR #270: Venkat, Data Scraping and Daily Stormer Focal Law Group’s Venkat Balasubramani joins us to discuss two recent developments: Dating Scraping after the hiQ Labs Decision The decision in hiQ Labs, Inc. v LinkedIn, Inc., No. 3:17-cv-03301-EMC (N.D. Cal. Aug. 14, 2017) in which the court enjoined LinkedIn from blocking access to publicly available…

Does Anybody Read Terms and Conditions?

Time and again, someone pulls a prank getting consumers to agree to outrageous things that are included in the terms and conditions and without fail consumers rush to claim the benefit without reading the terms. 2010 – Gamestation In 2010, UK video game e-tailer Gamestation changed its terms and conditions to add the language below as…

One-fourth of Trump’s Cyber Security Council Resign Claiming He is AWOL on Cyber Threats, Threatening Homeland Security

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) advises the Department of Homeland Security on cyber security and infrastructure protection.  The NIAC has recently warned that dramatic steps were required to prevent a possible “9/11-level cyber attacks”. On August 21st, seven of the NIAC’s 27 members resigned en masse, claiming President Donald Trump and his administration is not adequately…

Quoted in PopSugar Article on DreamHost Warrant

I encourage you to check out Kyle Fitzpatrick’s article on the DreamHost Warrant – The Government Is Seeking Information on Anti-Trump Website Visitors — and People Are Concerned.  We posted on this controversy last week. In the article, Fitzpatrick quotes me on the following points: Kelley believes people should be worried about the government requesting this…