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Dark Web to Become Criminalized by Law in Germany

Dark Web to Become Criminalized by Law in Germany

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Those who make the existence of dark web possible by providing services may face up to three years in prison. The new law is about to be voted next week by the German parliament, although changes may apply. Some oppose the new law, highlighting the risk of severely crippling the dark web entirely. The dark web is a part of the internet that is not indexed by web search engines, so in order for someone to access it, a special configuration, software, or authorization is required. Being generally encrypted, it is used for malicious activities and for the sharing of illegal content. Examples include child pornography, fraud services like phishing, hacking services, botnets, gun sales, drug sales, illegal gambling, and even terrorism. With all that is going on there, the German state ...
Widener, state bar team up for class on starting a law firm

Widener, state bar team up for class on starting a law firm

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By Stephanie Kalina-Metzger, contributing writer March 14, 2019 at 3:40 PM Christian Johnson, dean at Widener University at Commonwealth law School. He teaches a class on how to start a law firm. - (Photo / Harrison Jones) When Christian Johnson left his job as professor at the University of Utah Law School to become dean at Widener University Commonwealth Law School in 2015, he recognized right away the value of bringing over his class on how to start a law firm. Trying to access a story? You have options. Subscribe for 4 weeks at $6.99 (price increases to $9.99 after 30 days unless you notif...
The law is closing in on Facebook and the ‘digital gangster…

The law is closing in on Facebook and the ‘digital gangster…

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For social media and search engines, the law is back in town. Prompted by privacy invasions, the spread of misinformation, a crisis in news funding and potential interference in elections, regulators in several countries now propose a range of interventions to curb the power of digital platforms. A newly published UK inquiry is part of this building global momentum. À lire aussi : Why are Australians still using Facebook? Shortly after Valentine’s Day, a committee of the British House of Commons published its final report into disinformation and “fake news”. It was explicitly directed at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and it was less a love letter than a challenge to a duel. The report found: Companies like Facebook should not be allowed t
New EU Law Could See Google Abandoning Thumbnails, Looking …

New EU Law Could See Google Abandoning Thumbnails, Looking …

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Google stands to look drastically different if a new copyright law that has just been passed comes into full effect. Throughout Europe, companies like Google could be faced with the prospect of paying a licensing fee to use images for thumbnails, something that has always previously been legal. It was less than six months ago, in September 2018, that the European Parliament voted for the EU Copyright Directive, something that has been divisive among critics. To illustrate the potential consequences, Google has mocked up how its pages may look, should the bill come into power. Final decisions haven’t been made, but as it stands Article 11 “would force Google and other news aggregators to pay non-waivable licensing fees when photo thumbnails and article excerpts are displayed.” In cont
How the new criminal justice law may force Utah’s federal p…

How the new criminal justice law may force Utah’s federal p…

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Why go after a gang member when you can obliterate the entire gang? That had been Utah’s strategy since federal prosecutors in 2002 took on the King Mafia Disciples, a violent street gang organized by teens in juvenile detention. But it’s been eight years since federal prosecutors challenged a Utah gang under RICO, which is most famously used to target mafia bosses. U.S. attorney for Utah John Huber says this shift is intentional. His office in recent years has moved away from RICO cases, which are time consuming and costly, in favor of charging individual members with drug or weapon crimes and then seeking hefty federal sentences. And the tactic hasn’t been limited to just gang takedowns. Huber’s office has also put an emphasis on pushing crimes that normally would be
How to SEO Optimize Attorney and Law Firm Websites

How to SEO Optimize Attorney and Law Firm Websites

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 As a law firm, it is important to have a website that abides by the rules and regulations that have been dictated by the various state bar associations. However, that does not mean that an attorney website cannot utilize some of the best marketing practices being used today. Search engine optimization for lawyers is as simple as doing your research and writing it out. Search engine optimization (SEO) is one of the best ways an attorney can help drive traffic to their website. If you are marketing for your firm’s website, the SEO tips below can help increase your potential clientele outreach. Search Engine Optimization for Lawyers: The Facts Before creating website content, it
Two Big Law Firms Advise on $2.6 Billion Insurance Deal – B…

Two Big Law Firms Advise on $2.6 Billion Insurance Deal – B…

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• Apollo Global Management LLC agreed to acquire Aspen Insurance Holdings Ltd. for $2.6 billion. Sidley Austin advised Apollo, while Willkie advised Aspen. The private-equity firm Apollo joins rivals such as Carlyle Group and Blackstone Group in building insurance assets to gain access to premium income. (Bloomberg) (Businesswire) • Yesterday, President Trump accused Google of rigging results to give preference to negative news stories about him, and he warned Google, Facebook, and Twitter they’d “better be careful.” Later in the day,  Larry Kudlow, the White House chief economic advisers said the administration is “taking a look” at whether Google search results should be regulated. (Bloomberg) Is that even possible? Four veteran antistrust lawyers commented. (The Recorder) • Johnny
Vietnam’s Controversial New Cybersecurity Law Raises Questi…

Vietnam’s Controversial New Cybersecurity Law Raises Questi…

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Despite wide concern from inside and outside the country, and even after a request for postponement from 13 Vietnamese technology associations, Vietnam’s new Law on Cybersecurity was finally adopted by the National Assembly on June 12, 2018, after more than a dozen drafts and wide debate in the business and government sectors. The Cybersecurity Law will come into effect on January 1, 2019. The Cybersecurity Law applies to domestic and foreign companies providing services to customers in Vietnam over telecom networks or the internet, such as social networks, search engines, online advertising, online streaming/‌broadcasting, e-commerce websites/‌marketplaces, internet-based voice/text services (OTT services), cloud services, online games, and online applications. With its broad scope of