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Journalism Is Not a Crime

  • November 15, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

An extrajudicial execution is the killing of a person by a government authority without due process of law. Extrajudicial killings often target journalists, dissidents and political figures. Journalists today are frequently the object of assassination, mass arrests and personal harassment….

Hunters on the Dark Net

  • October 31, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

The United States Department of Justice has announced the results of Operation Dark HunTor described as a coordinated investigation on three continents to disrupt opioid trafficking on the dark net. The operation, conducted across the United States, Europe and Australia…

What Is a Keyword Search Warrant?

  • October 15, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Law enforcement agencies in the United States have been obtaining keyword search warrants requiring Google, Microsoft and Yahoo to produce personally identifiable information about users who searched for a particular term or ‘keyword’ during a specific period of time. How…

The Epik Hack and the Return of Anonymous

  • September 30, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Cyberespionage. Ransomware heists. Spyware. And hacking campaigns by government agencies to advance strategic interests. The frequency of cybersecurity breaches over the past year has only been eclipsed by their severity. Then there was the re-emergence of hacktivism – activist hackers…

Is Apple’s Siri an Illegal Wiretap?

  • September 15, 2021
  • Clayton Rice, Q.C.

Intelligent virtual assistants are computer programs that perform functions based on a command or question. They are often called software agents because they act for users in an agency relationship. Some virtual assistants interpret human speech and respond by way…

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