June 21, 2021

President Trump fires FBI director Comey over Hillary Clinton e-mail probe

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By DAVID KRAVETS (US) From ars Technica “Today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump says. FBI Director James Comey was fired Tuesday by President Donald Trump over his handling of the Hillary Clinton e-mail scandal. A search has begun to replace Comey, who was appointed to the position […]

Dropbox didn’t tell anyone about a giant hack for four years

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By Chris Smith From BGR We get it, companies get hacked all the time. And they’re not too eager to share details about data breaches, but they ultimately have to release details about it so that affected users can protect themselves. At least, they should disclose details. But Dropbox failed to do so, hiding for […]

Residents in 9 US States could need a second form of ID to pass through airport security next year

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By Ashlee Kieler From Consumerist Ten years ago, Congress passed the REAL ID Act, which set minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and photo IDs. While the rules haven’t exactly been enforced to the “T” by the Dept. of Homeland Security, that’s poised to change, leaving millions of people in nine states in need […]

Disney, with enough lawyers to fill a Death Star, prepares for piracy

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By Julie Triedman, From The Am Law Daily The Walt Disney Co. is working overtime to ensure that digital pirates and counterfeiters don’t steal its profits ahead of the Dec. 18 release of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the seventh movie in the storied space saga. Disney, which acquired the Star Wars franchise through its […]