Open source software (OSS) describes software code that is distributed on an “open-source” basis, which means in a way that allows others to use, modify, and redistribute the software and provides the underlying source code needed to do so.
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On June 1, a bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill to regulate the use of contact-tracing and exposure notification apps. The bill, entitled the Exposure Notification Privacy Act, is the latest in a series of bills that seek to regulate these new apps.
Cybersecurity is as much a behavioral challenge as it as a technological one. That’s precisely why the recent coronavirus outbreak, or COVID-19, is so potentially harmful to a company’s cybersecurity efforts.
Most people enjoy improvements and innovations when it comes to consumer electronics, but the unfortunate truth is that cybercriminals are innovating and improving their techniques and tactics, as well.
Data breaches and identity theft are now everyday events, but that state of affairs doesn’t make them any less dangerous, distasteful, and annoying. However, most people with an online footprint understand that at some point in their lives they are going to be the victim of an internet crime — that is, if they have been fortunate enough to avoid it to this point.
Data scraping is a technical means for gathering and copying targeted data from a website or other database.
One of the things that make cybersecurity seem so daunting is the difficulty in understanding the scale of the threat involved. Every day there is a new media report of a major commercial enterprise being victimized by cyber-criminals.
One of the ironies of large law firms is that many tout their technology law practices but relatively few seem to have mastered the integration of newer technologies into the everyday practice of law.
Blockchain technology is seeing increasingly wide use internationally, but security issues are becoming a major problem.
Over the past few months, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have been the talk of the town, inspiring commentary verging on hyperbole. Having said that, we should not allow the crypto-craze to obscure one thing that seems more certain: the technology that cryptocurrencies are built upon — blockchain — is here to stay.
Mindi Giftos and her colleagues in Husch Blackwell’s Technology Law group handle a wide variety of issues related to emerging and established technologies, including intellectual property, development and licensing, commercial contracting, and corporate transactions across a broad range of industries.