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FTC Sends Message: Make Your Mobile App Secure

Mobile payments have become so commonplace that consumers rarely stop to think about whether their online payment is secure. Mobile app developers can fall into a similar trap of assuming that the necessary security measures...more

4/8/2014 - Credit Karma Fandango FTC Liability Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Mobile Privacy Network Security

Real-Money Online Gambling Industry Young, but Could Class Action Lawsuits be Brewing?

The return of online poker to the United States in state-regulated environments poses attractive opportunities for operators. But, at the same time, operators need to look to the experience of brick and mortar casinos to...more

4/2/2014 - Class Action Gambling

Can Violating Social Media Terms of Use Make You Guilty of Violating the CFAA?

LinkedIn has filed a suit against John Does in response to a spate of “data scraping” perpetrated by unknown individuals, in violation of the website’s terms and conditions.This is the latest federal case in the Northern...more

1/30/2014 - CFAA Data Mining Hackers Misappropriation Social Media Terms of Use

Federal Government Blocks International Online Gamblers, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Sue

The Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes have filed suit against Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell after the Department Interior blocked their effort to offer real-money online gaming to international customers....more

1/6/2014 - Gambling Indian Gaming Internet Gambling

Ifrah Law’s Three iGaming Predictions for 2014

As long-time observers of and participants in the internet gaming industry, we at Ifrah Law looked forward to 2013 as a year full of promise for internet gaming, particularly in the United States. In the end, industry...more

12/26/2013 - Gaming Internet Gambling Sports Betting Sports Gambling

New Job? Think Twice Before Announcing it via Social Media

A lawsuit filed in Massachusetts state court recently raised the issue of whether a former employee’s LinkedIn post announcing a new job could violate an anti-solicitation clause of a non-compete contract with the former...more

11/7/2013 - LinkedIn Non-Compete Agreements Non-Solicitation Agreements Social Media

FBI Hacking Into Electronic Devices: An Effective But Invasive Tool

Privacy and national security interests are notoriously tricky to balance. Lean too far one way, and you lose an important tool in preventing and detecting crime; lean too far the other way, and you are depriving Americans...more

9/16/2013

Administration Issues Latest Road Map to Combat Trade Secret Theft

The Obama administration has issued a road map to combat intellectual property theft over the next three years. The “2013 Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Joint Strategic Plan” follows up on the more...more

8/12/2013 - Barack Obama DOJ Economic Espionage Act Strategic Enforcement Plan Theft Theft of Trade Secrets Clarification Act Trade Secrets

High Court Clarifies Rule on Plea Discussions in Federal Criminal Cases

In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court held last month in United States v. Davila that a guilty plea does not need to be automatically vacated, regardless of whether there has been prejudice to the defendant, when a...more

7/11/2013 - Criminal Davila Guilty Pleas Plea Negotiations Pleas SCOTUS

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