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The Patent Troll Abides: 2016 in Review

Patent trolls were down but certainly not out in 2016. After a massive burst of litigation at the end of last year, we saw a noticeable drop in patent troll lawsuits at the start of this one. But trolls began returning to court as the year continued and 2016 will likely end with a relatively small...
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12 Days of Two-Factor Authentication: This Xmas, Give Yourself the Gift of Opsec

Enabling two-factor authentication—or 2FA for short—is among the easiest, most powerful steps you can take to protect your online accounts. Often, it’s as simple as a few clicks in your settings. However, different platforms sometimes call 2FA different things, making it hard to find: Facebook...
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Federal Open-Source Policy Isn't Open Enough, Says Tech Group

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has praised new federal guidelines aimed at improving the sharing of federally developed software code but complained that the government's 20 percent release goal does not go far enough. The policy, announced by U.S. CIO Tony Scott on Aug. 8, seeks to makes...
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EFF Sues US Government, Saying Copyright Rules on DRM Are Unconstitutional

Since the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) became law in 1998, it has been a federal crime to copy a DVD or do anything else that subverts digital copy-protection schemes. Soon, government lawyers will have to show up in court to defend those rules. Yesterday, the Electronic Frontier...
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