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Do Cheaters Ever Win? Blizzard Faces Off Against Cheat-Boss Bossland

As long as there have been games, there have been cheaters, and video games are no exception. However, when online anonymity was introduced to competitive gaming, cheating exploded. Although EULA’s and ToS’s prohibit player cheating, competitive online gaming is plagued with hacks (which make the game easier to win) and bots (which play the game

Apple Wins, Consumers Lose: Nebraska Postpones the Fair Repair Act

Nebraska has joined seven other states (Wyoming, Kansas, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New York, Tennessee, and Illinois) in a legal battle against Apple and other big tech companies for consumers’ rights. On March 9th, 2017, the state’s legislators met to consider a bill that would set out a consumer’s “right to repair” for electronic devices such as

Bitcoin ETF Denied by SEC, Ethereum Surges

On March 11, the Securities and Exchange Commission denied a request to list what would have been the first exchange traded fund (“ETF”) to track bitcoin. Bitcoin is a virtual currency that can be used to move money around the world, without the need for a central authority. The underlying technology in bitcoin is a

Comparing Cultures of Cyber Privacy: US v EU

I tend to identify myself as being a cyber libertarian. A vast majority of the time I will oppose internet regulation and, especially, speech regulation within cyberspace. I think this is important to state up front as it tells you the kind of lens I viewed both the presentation and the European Union Data Protection

New FCC Leadership Sigals a Different approach to Net Neutrality

Its only been a few weeks since new F.C.C. Chair Ajit Pai has taken office, but he’s already signaling a drastically different approach to regulation than his predecessor Tom Wheeler. The first thing that Pai has done is to classify the F.C.C’s net neutrality rules, passed two years ago, as a “mistake.” Net neutrality is

As Trump Considers U-Turn on Emissions Standards, California Floors Hybrid

  This week the Trump administration could announce a formal revisit to the EPA’s vehicle emissions standards, likely reversing rules enacted during the Obama era. These data-driven standards are promulgated jointly by the EPA and the Department of Transportation under the Clean Air Act to control air toxics and greenhouse gas pollution, while considering the

Assault in 200 Characters or Less: is it Possible to Assault Someone with a Tweet?

Online social media websites are frequently used to cyberbully others remotely, making it easier to taunt and send threats as the author hides behind the shield of a screen. In October 2016, a journalist, Kurt Eichenwald, received an animated gif Tweet from a Twitter account. While this sounds like a normal, common Tweet to send,