They’re Shutting Down the Internet: The Responsibility of Internet Service Providers in Combating Piracy

Posted by: Macaulay Christian April 20, 2015   Imagine that, for some time and on a fairly consistent basis, you download and listen to all of your favorite music through one or more torrent sites. Whatever your personal beliefs are, you do know that, legally speaking, what you are doing is wrong. Your Internet service […]

How Far Should Companies Go to Protect Personal Data?

Posted by Cyberbear on May 1, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Privacy |

Posted by: Chase Millea April 20, 2015 As nearly every analog form of communication transfers to a digital format, we input our personal data (e.g. credit card numbers, contact information) on a host of devices in an even greater number of settings. Do employers, retailers, and other users of the Internet have duties to protect […]

The Illegality of DDoS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 29, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Computer Hardware, Computer Software, Hackers, Internet |

Posted by: Bryan Zhao April 19, 2015 Have you ever wondered why certain websites, despite being backed by companies with a seemingly endless budget, can slow to a halt or even seemingly disappear for hours, days, or even longer at a time? While sometimes the crash in access is caused by innocuous sources, such as […]

Exploring the Deep Web

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet, Privacy |

Posted by Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015   We are living in a menacing world today where our every move is tracked and our most personal and valuable information is copied and stored. Our phones track our locations. Our credit card transactions track our purchases. Our Internet searches track our interest and inquiries. Every technological device […]

Cyberspace Crime, War Crime and ISIS

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet, Tech News |

Posted by: Shemmyla Green April 19, 2015 Cyber Caliphate – ISIS The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has been committing large-scale war crimes and crimes against humanity in the areas under its control, in Syria and Iraq. Now this group wants to add hacking to its “rule of terror” portfolio, which includes massacres, […]

Silk Road Shutdown: The Applicability of Conspiracy Law to “Ebay-like” Websites

Posted by Cyberbear on April 28, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Internet, Litigation |

Posted by: Stephen Mostrom April 18, 2015   Conspiracy is a staple of the United States judicial system. The term “conspiracy,” in the legal sense, means an agreement between two or more people to commit an illegal act. In essence, a conspiracy is a meeting of the minds with a sinister purpose, and it is […]

Lessons of the Silk Road

Posted by Cyberbear on April 27, 2015 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet |

Posted by: Marcus Beecher April 15, 2015   On February 4, 2015, a jury in the Southern District of New York found Ross Ulbricht guilty for his creation of and involvement in the hidden website Silk Road. Ulbricht was convicted on seven counts ranging from narcotics distribution to criminal enterprise to computer hacking. He will […]

Will VPNs Remain a Legal Way to Evade the “Six Strikes” System?

Posted by Cyberbear on January 2, 2014 in Computer Crimes, Copyright Law, Intellectual Property, Internet |

Posted by: Florencia Todaro   Since everybody noticed that NSA is intercepting online activity and Google and Facebook are tracking your online movements. People get worried for their privacy. One solution to avoid scams appears to be Virtual Private Networks.

BITCOIN Hidden Market?

Posted by Cyberbear on January 2, 2014 in Computer Crimes, Internet, Legislation, Open Source, Tech News |

Posted by:  Forencia Todaro   Bitcoin is the P2P electronic money and payment network, which offers the “advantage” of no controls; but does really work like that? The online currency is enjoying a record on her value; it recently reached the price of gold. The benefits for illegal markets started to be in discussion.  The […]

SPAM, Bots, and Malware. Oh my!

Posted by Cyberbear on December 6, 2013 in Computer Crimes, Hackers, Internet |

Posted By: Jonathon Sanchez   Anyone who uses email knows about spam emails, and in 2010, there was an estimated 200 billion pieces of spam sent per day. However, recently, there seems to be an unexplained precipitous drop in spam. The one question that I have always had, as a person who was raised on […]

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