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Reach of federal computer law narrowed by Supreme Court

Computers are everywhere, and Michigan residents may regularly use them at work, at home, and at school. Some of those devices are personally owned by their users, but many of them are owned by organizations and entities with which individuals …


Ransomware hacks prioritized as terrorism

The U.S. Department of Justice is giving a second look at ransomware attacks and the spiraling effect they can have on the U.S. economy. After the recent Colonial Pipeline hack that led to a spike in oil prices, fuel shortages …


Yes, you could be incarcerated for cyberbullying in Michigan

Social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter are common forums for communication in Michigan. However, when a person believes a post is not so friendly, they may accuse the person who made the post of cyberbullying — a crime …


Innovative Devices Used to Invade Privacy

To claim that cutting-edge technology changed the world would be an understatement. Electronic devices that allowed people to reach out to others worldwide, combined with social media, have connected old and new friends in ways no one could have imagined …


Computer Crime: Will Your Laptop be Searched?

When it comes to alleged computer crime at the border, assume that Customs and Border Protection Agents will search and learn exactly what is on the data storage devices of your computer.

Searches and seizures that are not based on …


Did You Commit a Computer Crime to Get That Mobile App?

Computer Crime has taken a new turn since the invention of the downloadable MP3 has brought a new way for people to allegedly steal music. Then, as downloading and streaming media files online became more popular so did the alleged …