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REGIONAL NEWS for May 9, 2017: Interior secretary says he is concerned about how monument rules would restrict land uses.

Posted by   /  May 9, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Regional News  /  No Comments

Utah: Zinke flies over Bears Ears as critics urge him to ‘Make San Juan County Great Again’ and rescind monument Tensions mount in Colorado House as debate continues on charter school funding deal Final hurdle cleared for Nevada to begin recreational marijuana sales Los Angeles PD settlements soar as officials close the books on high-profile […]

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‘Ransomware’ locks down prominent Providence law firm; Lauren Reynolds, a Rose Law Group litigator focusing on cybersecurity, says such ‘holdups’ becoming common

Posted by   /  May 7, 2017  /  Courts/Law, Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Katie Mulvaney | Providence Journal n unknown person or group held a Providence law firm captive for months by encrypting its files and then demanding $25,000 in ransom paid in anonymous cyber currency to restore access, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court. Moses Afonso Ryan Ltd. is suing its insurer, Sentinel Insurance […]

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For Internet privacy, VPNs are an imperfect shield; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

Posted by   /  April 6, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity  /  No Comments

By Brian X. Chen | The New York Times When Congress voted to overturn online privacy rules last week, Steve Wilmot, a Los Angeles songwriter, reacted like many worried consumers: He looked into signing up for a technology service known as a virtual private network, or VPN. The online privacy rules, which were set to […]

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The cyberthreat to government that’s lurking in the shadows; Lauren Reynolds, Rose Law Group litigation attorney who focuses on privacy and data breach issues, comments

Posted by   /  April 4, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Cybersecurity, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Many public employees use unsanctioned software on work computers. It poses serious security risks By Tod Newcombe | Governing Michael Roling, Missouri’s chief information security officer (CISO), knew that some of the state’s 40,000 employees were using unapproved software they had downloaded from the cloud to their work computers and devices. But when his team […]

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‘A good thing’: Sen. Jeff Flake defends blocking Internet privacy rule

Posted by   /  March 30, 2017  /  Cyberlaw, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Dan Nowicki | The Republic (Editor’s Note: Sen. McCain and Flake voted today to defund Planned Parenthood, which passed 51-50.) Sen. Jeff Flake is defending as “a good thing” his legislation that would block the Obama administration’s Internet privacy protections from ever going into effect. If President Donald Trump signs it, as he is […]

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Notre Dame Prep ineligible for playoffs after AIA upholds penalty

Posted by   /  October 29, 2016  /  Cyberlaw, Sports  /  No Comments

(Note: Rose Law Group represents the parents in this matter) By Scott Bordow | azcentral sports The Scottsdale Notre Dame Prep football program is ineligible for the postseason. The Arizona Interscholastic Association executive board voted by a 5-3 margin to uphold the probation penalty for Notre Dame’s summer football class. Teams placed on probation are […]

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REGIONAL NEWS July 12, 2016: Jeffs still on the loose

Posted by   /  July 12, 2016  /  Cyberlaw, Energy and Environment, Government and Politics, Real Estate, Sports  /  No Comments

Lyle Jeffs may have used olive oil to slip out of ankle monitor, FBI in Utah says Beaver Creek, Colo. fire now estimated at just under 19,500 acres and growing New Mexico board picks two Gila diversion projects Nine stadium sites emerge for Raiders Why lawmakers are trying to make ransomware a crime in California

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Social media posts now fair game in security clearance process

Posted by   /  May 14, 2016  /  Cyberlaw, Government and Politics, Media and Entertainment  /  No Comments

Applicants won’t be required to provide passwords or account information By Damian Paletta | The Wall Street Journal The federal government will begin scanning applicants’ social media posts as part of the security clearance process, a reflection of how information on Facebook, Twitter and similar sites is increasingly seen as an important part of someone’s […]

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Phoenix to becomes nation’s 16th ‘Smart Gigabit Community’

Posted by   /  April 29, 2016  /  Cyberlaw, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Arizona Business Daily Reports Phoenix will join forces with Cox Communications, US Ignite and the National Science Foundation to ramp up the city’s communication infrastructure through Smart Gigabit technology. Smart Gigabit Communities link networks, institutions and non-profits to develop apps that address local needs like public safety, education, public health and job training. Phoenix […]

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Battle over PulteGroup goes public as founder, CEO Spar

Posted by   /  April 5, 2016  /  Cyberlaw, Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

By Chris Kirkham and Joshua Jamerson | The Wall Street Journal A battle for control of the nation’s third-largest home builder went public as PulteGroup Inc. founder William J. Pulte and Chairman and Chief Executive Richard J. Dugas Jr. traded barbs and outlined competing visions for the company. Mr. Pulte, the company’s founder and largest […]

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