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The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Kevin Kelly

Our guest for episode 119 is Kevin Kelly, founding executive editor of Wired Magazine and author of The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces that will Shape our Future. Kevin and I share many views – from skepticism about the recording industry’s effort to control their digital files to a similar skepticism ab

Going Dark

Setting up a Straw Man: ODNI's Letter in Response to "Don't Panic"

ODNI's letter seems to be more about a presumption of the report's content was than what was actually present. More critically, ODNI's response does not address the crucial issue in the encryption debate: is widespread use of secure—non backdoored, frontdoored, exceptional access—encryption technologies in our national-security interest?

Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

Sextortion: The Problem and Solutions

Legally speaking, there’s no such thing. But sextortion turns out to be remarkably common. A great many sextortion cases have taken place―in federal courts, in state courts, and internationally―over a relatively short span of time, and they involve what are effectively online, remote sexual assaults, sometimes over great distances, sometimes even crossing international borders, and sometimes involving a great many victims.


The Lawfare Podcast: Intel Security's Chris Young on Cybersecurity and a Debate on Using Data to Protect Data

Earlier this month, Lawfare held a lunch event in partnership with Intel Security, the Hoover Institution, and the Center for Democracy and Technology on whether Big Data analytics are merely a privacy threat or whether data can also be used to protect data. The event consisted of a speech by Chris Young, general manager of Intel Security, on the current cybersecurity landscape and the way Intel Security seeks to use data to protect privacy. We then held a panel discussion debating whether and how data can be used to protect data and what the implications of that approach are.

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