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Ted Claypoole

Cryptocrazies Jolted Into The Real World

For years we have been treated to the impassioned entreaties of cryptohippies, hardcore libertarians, and straight-up conmen for the rest of us to understand that both blockchain and Bitcoin have “changed everything” and are driving us toward a destiny of money freed from government interference and life choices […]

Sacramento Goes For Brokers

Everyone talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it. Similarly, everybody seems to despise the entire business of data brokerage – third parties who collect information about us second-hand and third-hand, but who do not actually have a relationship with the data subjects whose information is […]

Can We Really Forget?

I expected this post would turn out differently. I had intended to commend the European Court of Justice for placing sensible limits on the extraterritorial enforcement of the EU’s Right to be Forgotten. They did, albeit in a limited way,[1] and it was a good decision. There.  I […]

Head to Head Collision

Given trends toward digitization and remote transaction, senior security professionals have long expected that biometric identification would be the clear future of security, obviating need for account codes and social security numbers. Safely transferring and storing a retinal scan or voice print makes more sense than memorized numbers […]

Hack, What Hack? Nothing to See Here.

I was recently asked to explain companies’ rationale for failing to report cybercrimes. Each situation has unique reasons and justifications, but I decided to tackle the most obvious and human cause for such behavior – humiliation. This is not a new trend. Businesses often resist reporting cybercrimes for […]

A Very Special Episode: Law of AI Book

The American Bar Association has just published an important book titled The Law of Artificial Intelligence and Smart Machines, addressing a gap in current legal literature for this essential technology. Diving deeply into the law affecting autonomous vehicles and self-directed flying machines, as well as the changes AI […]