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Episode 99: Are we criminalizing reuse? An Exclusive Interview with Eric Lundgren

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (0.0KB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#99), we bring you an exclusive interview with Eric Lundgren, the celebrated entrepreneur who has helped revolutionize the recycling of electronic waste through his company IT Asset Partners, but who will soon start serving a 13 month jail sentence for copyright infringement for distributing Microsoft Windows “restore CDs.” Together, we wonder if The Internet of Things is leading us into a future in which giant software companies and thing makers use copyright law and the courts to prosecute non-sanctioned use of their technology. 

FTC Sues D-Link Citing Security Flaws in Routers, Cameras

In-brief: The FTC filed suit against home networking gear maker D-Link alleging the company’s products are insecure and pose a danger to consumers. (Editor’s note: updated to include D-Link’s official statement on the FTC case. – PFR 1/10/2017)

Missing in Michaels Data Breach: Harm To Consumers | Digital Guardian

In-brief: A federal court has thrown out a class action suit against Michaels Craft Stores, saying that the plaintiff couldn’t prove she was damaged as a result of her information being stolen. The basis for the ruling: a 2013 Supreme Court case concerning the government’s secretive FISA courts. 

Splinternet? Many Paths In Wake of Safe Harbor Ruling – None Easy

In-brief: An EU Court’s ruling invalidating a 15 year old safe harbor agreement between the US and EU leaves companies with a myriad of choices about how to respond – none of them good.

Snowden Blowback: EU Invalidates Safe Harbor Agreement for Data

In-brief: Citing the danger of pervasive government surveillance, the European Union abandoned a 15 year-old agreement on data sharing that is one of the underpinnings of the global information commerce.