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Calling Goldman Sachs Code Thief’s Crime ‘Economic Espionage,’ Judge Gives Him 8 Years

Discussing in a presentence investigation report an appropriate sentence for a 41-year-old former programmer for the Goldman Sachs investment bank who took proprietary source code before leaving for another job,…

Smartphone, Dumb Idea: Using Blue-and-Red Light App to Pull Over Fellow Motorist

An Idaho man has been arrested for allegedly using a blue-and-red light application on his smart phone to pull over a fellow motorist.

Alexander Welch, 20, was charged in Boise…

As Surrogacy Becomes More Popular, Legal Problems Proliferate

FCC Nears Ruling on Signal Boosters

Hackers Accused of Accessing Major Energy Co. Info for Up to 1 Year or More

Working through Internet servers located in China, computer hackers are accused of having broken into the networks of as many as eight energy companies in the United States and Europe,…

Wi-Fi Users Are At Risk for Widespread Hacking, New York Times Says

Think the password to your social networking account keeps your information secure? Think again.

Especially for those who use unsecured Wi-Fi networks in public, but even for those who have…

Many Usernames Can Be Used to ID and Track Individuals, Researchers Say

If you have the same username on eBay, Google and MySpace, there’s a good chance you may be identifiable.

French researchers at the National Institute for Computing and Automation Research…

Expanding Field of Forensic Botany Helps Point Detectives to Suspects

When it comes to pointing the finger at a murder suspect, plants are gaining an increasing role in the criminal justice community.

Although the use of expert testimony by botanists…

Children Conceived with Dead Father’s Sperm May Be Entitled to Survivor Benefits, 3rd Circuit Rules

Children conceived by way of in vitro fertilization with their father’s sperm after he had died cannot be denied Social Security survivor benefits simply because the law has failed to…

Prosecutors Can Use Dog DNA Evidence at Owner’s Murder Trial

Prosecutors in Wisconsin have won the right to use DNA evidence from an accused killer’s dog at the defendant’s upcoming murder trial.

Michael Haydon, 44, is charged with the 2003…

Appeals Court Reinstates Uniloc Win in Microsoft Case, But Calls for New Trial re $390M Jury Award

A federal appeals court has reinstated a jury verdict against Microsoft Corp. in favor of anti-piracy software maker Uniloc USA Inc.

However, a $388 million jury award to Uniloc in…

Apple App Aims to Squash Sexting

Despite Hi-Tech Safety Equipment, Lack of Training Aided Oil Rig Disaster, NY Times Reports

After the Deepwater Horizon blew up in an inferno of flames in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, many assumed the fire on the drilling rig was an inevitable…

Lawsuits Say Unique Apple iPhone and iPad IDs Let Advertisers Profile & Track Users Via Apps

Updated: By giving each iPhone and iPad a so-called Unique Device Identifier or UDID, Apple Inc. has made it possible for advertisers secretly to track which applications individuals download and…

Creative Legal Minds May Be Able to Protect a Cocktail, IP Law Profs Say

You can’t copyright a drink recipe. But some aspects of a creative cocktail might be protected under other legal theories, according to two law professors writing a guest column in…

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