Justices express qualms about sweeping computer crime law

“Under the government’s broad interpretation of the CFAA,” they wrote, “standard security research practices — such as accessing publicly available data in a manner beneficial to the public yet prohibited by the owner of the data — can be highly risky.”

Key context: The case that could decide the scope of the CFAA stems from a tawdry sting operation. In 2017, a district court convicted police officer Nathan Van Buren for using his access to the license plate database to check whether a strip club dancer was an undercover officer in return for a loan from a man who turned out to be an FBI informant. Van Buren’s lawyers argued that he hadn’t violated the CFAA’s prohibition on unauthorized computer access because he’d had legitimate access to the database as part of his job.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit upheld Van Buren’s conviction, finding that the

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What To Watch As High Court Takes On Computer Crime Law

Law360 (November 25, 2020, 7:12 PM EST) — A computer crime law whose scope has been hotly debated since it was passed in 1984 will have its moment in the limelight Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether a Georgia police officer violated the law by abusing his access to an online government database.

The high court’s ruling in Van Buren v. United States is expected to resolve a circuit split over what it means for someone to “exceed authorized access” to a system under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The decision will have an immediate impact on how both prosecutors and businesses apply the statute — which allows…

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Leary Law Adds Virginia Criminal Defense FAQ To Its Website

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11/24/2020, Fairfax // KISSPR //

Leary Law located in Fairfax Virginia is pleased to announce that as of October 10, 2020, it has added a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) section to the criminal defense section of its website. This exciting new addition is designed to help those who are facing criminal charges–or the loved ones of those who have been charged with a crime–better navigate the criminal defense system.

What You Can Expect to Learn

The FAQs page goes into details about bail bonds, sentencing, pre-trial motions, how criminal charges are classified, hearings and preliminary hearings, Fifth Amendment rights, Fourth Amendment rights, unreasonable search and seizure, double jeopardy, security clearances after a criminal charge or conviction, plea bargaining, paying criminal fines and fees, jail time, felony criminal cases, misdemeanor criminal cases, warrants, and how a criminal defense

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British backpacker, 28, ditches his law degree and turns a $100 website into skin care business

A British backpacker ditched his law degree and turned $100 into a skincare company worth $27million after having an epiphany about his future.

Henry Weaver, who had recently graduated from law school in the UK, was making his way around India when he had the revelation he didn’t want to settle for a nine-to-five office job.

The 28-year-old had planned to undergo a graduate program but awoke in sweats in the middle of the night, realising he had made the wrong decision. 

Mr Weaver ended up spending 18 months travelling around the world before eventually settling in Sydney where he took up a number of odd jobs in retail and recruitment.

Henry Weaver, who had recently graduated from law school in the UK, realised he didn’t want to settle for a nine-to-five office job, and launched men’s skincare line The Daily

Mr Weaver was making his way around India when he decided to ditch his law degree to become his own boss

Mr Weaver was making his way around India when

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SEO for Lawyers – Why Do Law Firms Need SEO Marketing?

11/23/2020, Dallas // KISSPR //

Are you looking for the most rewarding approaches that build your reputation and client base? For over the past few years, various business firms have been experiencing an increased number of customers and profits by incorporating the most effective SEO strategies and techniques in their business. 

SEO for lawyers is not something unusual but due to increasing competition amongst the lawyers, top-notch services requirements and changing needs of clients, digital platforms are twinned by SEO to empower lawyers and provide full-fledged services to their clients and attract more clients to the law firm’s website.

In the digital world, lawyers too have started adopting various platforms but there are several instances where best of the services couldn’t reach clients because of certain reasons like clients couldn’t find the lawyer’s website during their search for best lawyers in the search engines like Google, Yahoo, etc., their keywords

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Benjamin Law: the 10 funniest things I have ever seen (on the internet) | Culture

First up, I need to come clean: unlike all the fine people who’ve contributed to this series so far, I’m not technically a comedian. Also, I acknowledge that constantly being mistaken for one represents a stain on the Australian comedy industry and I apologise for that – I’m always learning, I’m committed to listening and will try to do better, etc.

But as a writer and broadcaster who spends way too much time online, I delight in all the delightful, surreal and absolutely rank stuff I’ve reaped from the internet over the roughly 12,000 years I’ve been online, and I’m happy to share some of my bountiful harvest now.

Putting this list together was a trip down memory lane, spanning the “Bacon is good for me” kid to Keke Palmer’s quietly savage and fit-for-all purposes online response “Sorry to this man”. But here are some pearls I’ve bookmarked

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs express support for changes to key law governing internet speech

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies virtually Tuesday about social media’s responsibilities in fighting hatred while promoting free speech.


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreed Tuesday to support changes to a key federal internet law even as they pushed back at allegations that their companies are biased against conservative views.

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the pair of executives answered a range of questions that strayed from the original topic: how the companies handled the 2020 US election. The four-and-a-half-hour hearing touched on tech addiction, encryption and antitrust, in addition to content moderation.

The testimony marked the second congressional appearance for both men in less than a month. Though the exchanges were more cordial than last month’s, it was clear from the outset that lawmakers are intent on reining in the two popular social networks. One frequently raised possibility: revising Section 230, a

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Facebook, Twitter CEOs say they would support changes to key internet law

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testifies virtually Tuesday about social media’s responsibilities in fighting hatred while promoting free speech.


Screenshot by CNET

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey agreed Tuesday to support changes to a key federal internet law even as they pushed against allegations their companies are biased against conservative views.

In a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, the pair of executives answered a range of questions that strayed from the original topic: how the companies handled the 2020 US election. The four-and-half-hour hearing touched on tech addiction, encryption and antitrust, in addition to content moderation. 

The testimony marked the second Congressional appearance for both men in less than a month. While the exchanges were more cordial than last month’s, it was clear from the outset that lawmakers are intent on reining in the two popular social networks. One frequently raised possibility: revising Section 230, a key federal

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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to urge lawmakers to build on key internet law

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Facebook and Twitter took steps to crack down on election-related misinformation.


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Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to tell US lawmakers on Tuesday that Congress should build on a federal law that shields internet companies from liability for user-generated content rather than eliminate it.

In prepared remarks, Dorsey says lawmakers should work with “industry and civil society” to address concerns about the law, which is called Section 230. Some of the potential solutions, he says, include “additions to Section 230, industry-wide self-regulation best practices, or a new legislative framework.”

“Completely eliminating Section 230 or prescribing reactionary government speech mandates will neither address concerns nor align with the First Amendment,” Dorsey says in excerpts of prepared remarks provided by Twitter. “Indeed, such actions could have the opposite effect,

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Lawyer SEO Expert Qamar Zaman Reveals 21 Law Firm Marketing Strategies That Really Work When Doing SEO for Lawyers

11/12/2020, Dallas // KISSPR //

Being an experienced and successful lawyer is not enough for you to reach people; find ways to reach your audience and help them discover law firms like yours when they are in need.

Let more people know that your law firm exists, about your successful practice and get your assistance. Reach millions, tell your story to them, generate leads, convert visitors to clients, and let your phone ring. But How? The answer is obvious, through ‘Law Firm Marketing!’ Ongoing law firm internet marketing could help you reach new clients and your goals quickly and easily!

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Build Credibility and Authority with High Converting Website

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Conduct a Competitor Analysis

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Represent Your Brand with Creative & Engaging Digital Marketing Assets

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) – Rank on Top of Major Search Engines

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Google My Business Listings (GMB) – Get on Google Directly!

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