This Week in Mistrusting Google: Klon Kitchen points to a Wall Street Journal story about all the ways Google tweaks its search engine to yield results that look machine-made but aren’t. He and I agree that most of these tweaks have understandable justifications – but you have to trust Google not to misuse them…. Continue Reading
We begin this episode with a quick tour of the Apple antitrust decision that pitted two Trump appointees against each other in a 5-4 decision. Matthew Heiman and I consider the differences in judging styles that produced the split and the role that 25 years of “platform billionaires” may have played in the decision.
Our guest for the week is Troels Oerting, the head of EC3, Europe’s new cybercrime coordination center. He talks about EC3’s role in the recent take down of over 400 darknet sites, arrests of travelers using fake credit cards and of users of the Blackshades Remote Access Tool. He repeats his view that there are… Continue Reading
Few people are as widely cited as Orin Kerr when it comes to the Stored Communications Act, so in the Microsoft search warrant case it’s nice to have him as an ally – even (or perhaps especially) an ally who came to our side a bit reluctantly. Earlier, I posted my response to Orin’s first… Continue Reading
As our readers and podcast listeners know, Steptoe filed an amicus brief for Verizon Communications Inc. in the case in which Microsoft has moved to vacate a search warrant seeking emails located in Ireland. The issue in the case is whether a US search warrant can be used to obtain the content of emails stored… Continue Reading