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Section 230 Preempts Contract Breach Claims–Morton v. Twitter

This case involves the model Genevieve Morton. She created nude images and sold them at her website. An interloper, SpyIRL, tweeted some of the images. Morton asked Twitter to remove the images and suspend the accounts. Twitter removed the images but didn’t immediately remove the associated tweets or suspend the accounts. Morton sued SpyIRL and Twitter for the following claims: copyright, FOSTA, publicity rights, Lanham Act false advertising, privacy invasion, defamation, “contractual fraud,” N...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Law, Youtube, Court, Paypal, Copyright, Noah, Aol, Enigma, Ucl, Zillow, Grindr, Malwarebytes


Another Must-Carry Lawsuit Against YouTube Fails–Daniels v Alphabet

[I’ll discuss Justice Thomas’ latest bonkers statement later this week] Daniels, a/k/a “Young Pharoah,” posted videos to YouTube, apparently of the #MAGA genre. YouTube removed some videos, allegedly “shadowbanned” him (again, I raise questions whether that’s the appropriate term here), and allegedly kept money it should have paid to him. (This looks like a situation where YouTube applied overlapping content moderation remedies). He sued YouTube for a variety of claims, all of which fail. Perso...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Vimeo, Enigma, Aaps, Malwarebytes, Alphabet, Thomas, Murphy, Pharoah, Daniels, Alphabet Inc


Pinterest Defeats Contributory Copyright Infringement Claim–Davis v. Pinterest

This is a copyright infringement case against Pinterest for allegedly infringing “pins” by users. The plaintiff alleged claims for direct and contributory copyright infringement. Pinterest moved to dismiss the claim for contributory infringement. The court grants the motion. In addition to the direct infringement by someone else (in this case, presumably the users doing the pinning), the prima facie elements of contributory infringement require that the defendant (1) know of the infringing acti...
Tags: Amazon, Pinterest, Law, Court, Copyright, Sony, Davis, Vimeo, Dmca, Enigma, Zazzle, Bmg, Umg, Capitol Records, Cox, Eric


Lawyer Can’t Sue Google for Bad Client Review–Lewis v. Google

Kerry Lewis is a lawyer. A putative client, “Lolo Mosby,” posted a zero-star rating and a negative review of him. I can’t find the review online, and the link in the court opinion no longer works. However, the complaint contains a screenshot of the review:   Lewis denied having a client by that name and asked Google to remove the review, which it refused. Lewis sued Google. Google defended on Section 230 grounds. This is an easy case: ICS Provider: “Courts that considered similar issues foun...
Tags: Google, Law, Green, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Thomas, Lewis, Bennett, Google Inc, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Google Google, CDA, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Kerry Lewis, Lolo Mosby


Justice Thomas’ Anti-Section 230 Statement Doesn’t Support Reconsideration–JB v. Craigslist

This is one of several pending cases against Craigslist for its alleged role in facilitating sex trafficking before 2010. In this case, the district court held that Section 230(c)(1) immunized the plaintiff’s state law claims. The plaintiff sought reconsideration due to Justice Thomas’ problematic anti-Section 230 statement in conjunction with the denial of certiorari in the Malwarebytes v. Enigma case. The court summarizes the plaintiff’s argument for reconsideration: subsequent Supreme Court ...
Tags: Facebook, Craigslist, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Enigma, Salesforce, Doj, DOE, Malwarebytes, Kik, Thomas, The Supreme Court, Ferrer, JB, New House


Enigma Machine Recovered from the Baltic Sea

Neat story: German divers searching the Baltic Sea for discarded fishing nets have stumbled upon a rare Enigma cipher machine used by the Nazi military during World War Two which they believe was thrown overboard from a scuttled submarine. Thinking they had discovered a typewriter entangled in a net on the seabed of Gelting Bay, underwater archaeologist Florian Huber quickly realised the historical significance of the find. EDITED TO ADD: Slashdot thread. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Uncategorized, Enigma, Baltic Sea, Bruce Schneier, History Of Cryptography, Gelting Bay, Florian Huber, Enigma Machine Recovered


Justice Thomas Writes a Misguided Anti-Section 230 Statement “Without the Benefit of Briefing”–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

Last year, the Ninth Circuit ruled that a plaintiff could plead around Section 230(c)(2)(B), the safe harbor for providing filtering instructions, by claiming that the filtering was motivated by anticompetitive animus. Last week, the Supreme Court denied certiorari. This isn’t surprising–the Supreme Court takes a low percentage of cases–but it’s too bad the Ninth Circuit ruling won’t be corrected. Alongside the cert denial, Justice Thomas added a statement railing against Section 230 (starting...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Fcc, Supreme Court, Yahoo, Law, Congress, Youtube, New York Times, Vimeo, Enigma, DOE, Malwarebytes, Wilson, Thomas, Lewis


Bletchley Park, birth-place of the computer, faces uncertain future after pandemic hits income

Bletchley Park is an English country house that became the principal centre of Allied code-breaking during the Second World War. It built the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer, cracking the Enigma Machine and thus helping turn the tide of the war against Nazi Germany. But now the institution that preserves that history is in trouble. The Bletchley Park Trust which runs the site today, which also houses the UK’s National Museum of Computing, has been hit by the financial impa...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Germany, Trust, Tech, Ceo, United Kingdom, Bletchley Park, Enigma, National Museum of Computing, Enigma Machine, Bletchley Park Trust, Iain Standen


Bletchley Park, birthplace of the computer, faces uncertain future after pandemic hits income

Bletchley Park is an English country house that became the principal centre of Allied code-breaking during the Second World War. It built the world’s first programmable digital electronic computer, cracking the Enigma Machine and thus helping turn the tide of the war against Nazi Germany. But now the institution that preserves that history is in trouble. The Bletchley Park Trust, which runs the site today and also houses the UK’s National Museum of Computing, has been hit by the financial impact...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Germany, Trust, Tech, Ceo, United Kingdom, Bletchley Park, Enigma, National Museum of Computing, Enigma Machine, Bletchley Park Trust, Iain Standen


Google Defeats Account Termination Case on Section 230 Grounds (Mostly)–Enhanced Athlete v. YouTube

This is another account termination case. The plaintiff ran two YouTube channels with 145k subscribers. The opinion implies that the channels hyped a steroid-like supplement not approved by the FDA (“SARMS”). As usual with cases in this genre, the plaintiff claimed that YouTube acquiesced to these videos until it capriciously changed its mind, at which point it improperly nuked the channels. Thus, the plaintiff sued “to stop Defendants from unlawfully censoring its educational and informational...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Instagram, Law, Youtube, Marketing, Fan, Fda, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Lewis, Barnes, New Hampshire Supreme Court, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Darnaa


Comments on the Internet Association’s Empirical Study of Section 230 Cases

Elizabeth Banker of the Internet Association has posted “A Review Of Section 230’S Meaning & Application Based On More Than 500 Cases.” This complements Prof. David Ardia’s comprehensive empirical study of Section 230 caselaw from a decade ago. It’s great to have a fresh look at the cases. (I’ll discuss the methodology limitations in a bit). The report’s summary (bolded for emphasis): The importance of Section 230 is best demonstrated by the lesser-known cases that escape the headlines. These d...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Congress, Enigma, Usc, Malwarebytes, Ia, Shepard, Westlaw, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Stratton Oakmont, Internet Association s Empirical Study of Section, Elizabeth Banker of the Internet Association, David Ardia


Section 230 Protects Classifying Non-Competitive Software as a Threat–Asurvio v. Malwarebytes

photo by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/ Section 230(c)(2)(B) says that filtering software makers aren’t liable for their classification decisions. This proposition provides the legal foundation for the anti-threat software industry. However, those expectations were disrupted by the Ninth Circuit’s 2019 in Enigma v. Malwarebytes, which held that Section 230(c)(2)(B) didn’t apply when a plaintiff alleges that the filtering decision was motivated by anticompetitive anim...
Tags: Law, Court, Marketing, Enigma, Circuit, Malwarebytes, Ninth Circuit, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Bleeping Computer, Adware/Spyware, Malwarebytes Inc, Anik Shrestha, Asurvio LP, Asurvio


WIRTW #582 (the “Rock Off” edition)

On Feb. 1, my daughter's band, Fake ID, will compete in the 2020 Tri-C High School Rock Off. The Rock Off is in its 24th year and is one of the biggest (and most prestigious) competitions for high school rock bands anywhere. Tickets are only $10, include full access to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (where the event is held, and usually a $28 admission ticket on its own), and help support the band you buy them from. Email me if you'd like tickets. Here's what I read this week. Di...
Tags: Apple, Law, California, Delta, Enigma, Nlrb, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, NLRA, Eric Meyer, Examiner, Krebs, Wyatt, SHRM, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Employment Labor Insider


Ninth Circuit Doubles Down on Bad Ruling That Undermines Cybersecurity–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

This PUP Is definitely having a bad day after this ruling.photo by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/ This case involves rival makers of anti-threat software. The defendant, Malwarebytes, classified its rival’s software as a PUP, or Potentially Unwanted Program. The rival sued. Malwarebytes defended on 47 USC 230(c)(2)(B), which provides a safe harbor for filtering software. Malwarebytes won on that ground in the district court. Then, in a troubling ruling that broke wit...
Tags: Law, Congress, Enigma, Usc, Malwarebytes, US supreme court, District, Ninth Circuit, Venkat, Derivative Liability, Rebecca Tushnet, Adware/Spyware, Malwarebytes Inc, Anik Shrestha, Enigma Software, Bleeping Computer Blog


Top Internet Law Developments of 2019

It’s increasingly hard to find good news in Internet law, so I organized this year’s Internet Law roundup by categories of doom. Trigger warning: you should grab some tissues before proceeding. Doomed (in a Bad Way) Doomed: User-Generated Content. It has become political orthodoxy to oppose Section 230. Multiple presidential candidates expressly targeted Section 230 in their campaign platforms. Speaker Pelosi called Section 230 a “gift” (it’s true—Section 230 has been a gift to all Americans). ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, UK, New York, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Ebay, Linkedin, E-commerce, Copyright, United States, Fan


Rehearing Briefs in Enigma Software v. Malwarebytes

A good PUP. Photo by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/ In September, in Enigma v. Malwarebytes, the Ninth Circuit issued a troubling Section 230(c)(2)(B) ruling that allowed plaintiffs’ allegations of anti-competitive animus to override the safe harbor for anti-threat software vendors. It was a 2-1 ruling on a key topic, so it’s the kind of case that could support further proceedings in the Ninth Circuit. Perhaps not surprisingly, the defendant Malwarebytes has requeste...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Congress, Internet Association, Enigma, Malwarebytes, District, Ninth Circuit, Appellant, Yelp Inc, CDA, Venkat, Appellee, Derivative Liability, Amici, Kimzey


State Court Rejects Prager University’s Lawsuit Against YouTube

Prager University publishes videos on YouTube. YouTube demonetized some of its videos and placed some in “restricted mode,” meaning that users of YouTube’s restricted mode functionality won’t see them. Prager claimed that YouTube took these steps due to anti-conservative bias, a claim that has zero credibility. Prager sued Google in federal court. In March 2018, Judge Koh dismissed the federal claims and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the state law claims. Prager appealed t...
Tags: Google, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Marketing, Linkedin, Enigma, Robins, Malwarebytes, Koh, Ninth Circuit, YouTube YouTube, Prager, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation


Terrible Ninth Circuit 230(c)(2) Ruling Will Make the Internet More Dangerous–Enigma v. Malwarebytes

This ruling caused this PUP to have a bad day. Photo by Anik Shrestha The Ninth Circuit has issued a Section 230(c)(2) opinion that creates significant problems for anti-spyware/spam/virus vendors (I’ll call them “anti-threat vendors”). The ruling will paralyze their decision-making, expose them to greater legal threats, and reduce their ability to protect consumers from unwanted software. This ruling makes the Internet less safe. I hope the Ninth Circuit will fix it via further proceedings. Ba...
Tags: Google, Law, Congress, Court, US, Rebecca, Margaret Thatcher, Kaspersky, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Privacy/security, Carter, 9th Circuit, Fisher, Congressional, Ninth Circuit


Bidding for this like-new Enigma Machine starts at $200,000

If you’re feeling flush this week, then perhaps instead of buying a second Bugatti you might consider picking up this lightly used Enigma Machine. These devices, the scourge of the Allies in World War II, are rarely for sale to begin with — and one in such good shape that was actually used in the war is practically unheard of. The Enigma saga is a fascinating one, though far too long to repeat here — let it suffice to say that these machines created a code that was as close to unbreakable, allow...
Tags: TC, Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Nazis, Tech, Britain, Winston Churchill, World War Ii, Alan Turing, Bletchley Park, Enigma, Turing, Wwii, Nate D Sanders, Simon Singh


Filtering Software Defeats Another Lawsuit–PC Drivers v. Malwarebytes

Unlike shady software, this is a good PUP. by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/ I blogged about this case in September. PC Drivers makes software that claims to help speed up users’ computers. Malwarebytes blocked it as a “potentially unwanted program,” or PUP. Litigation ensued. In the prior ruling, Malwarebytes won big, but then unexpectedly asked the judge to transfer the litigation from Texas to California rather than close out the case with a judge who already supp...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Kaspersky, Enigma, Trademark, Malwarebytes, Ninth Circuit, Derivative Liability, Bleeping, Zango, Adware/Spyware, Malwarebytes Inc, Anik Shrestha, PC Drivers Headquarters LP, Malwarebytes Message Board Operator


Three-Rotor Enigma Machine Up for Auction Today

Sotheby's is auctioning off a (working, I think) three-rotor Enigma machine today. They're expecting it to sell for about $200K. I have an Enigma, but it's missing the rotors. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: Cryptography, Enigma, Bruce Schneier, Sotheby, History Of Cryptography


Section 230 Helps Malware Vendor Avoid Liability for Blocking Decision–PC Drivers v. Malwarebytes

I’d rather post cat photos, but this blog post is about PUPs [photo by Anik Shrestha, https://www.flickr.com/photos/anikshrestha/] We rarely see cases like this any more, so I think it’s worth blogging this April ruling even though it just showed up in Westlaw. PC Drivers makes software designed to speed up users’ computers, an industry niche that’s known to be filled with sketchy vendors. Malwarebytes makes anti-malware software. Malwarebytes labeled PC Drivers’ software as a “potentially unw...
Tags: Law, Marketing, Kaspersky, Enigma, Trademark, Malwarebytes, 9th Circuit, Northern District of California, Derivative Liability, Zango, Adware/Spyware, Malwarebytes Inc, Anik Shrestha, Westlaw PC Drivers, Trademark Infringement PC Drivers, PC Drivers Headquarters LP


Enigma by Louis Poulsen: Now Available in Black

What’s so enigmatic about Shoichi Uchiyama’s iconic Enigma pendant for Louis Poulsen? The way the concentric diffusing shades seem to float in mid-air; the way glare-free light emanates from every angle; and the way “it creates a serene visual and atmospheric effect as it shapes and channels light.” Originally released in 2003 in the classically enigmatic shade of pure white, Enigma is now available in the equally and perhaps even more mysterious color black, “expanding the design’s decorative ...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Enigma, Led Lights, Chandelier, Louis Poulsen, Pendant Lamp, Enigma chandelier, Enigma pendant, Matte-finished Acrylic Diffuser, Shoichi Uchiyama


Enigma released the second part of Sadeness

Enigma's Sadeness (part 1) was riveting when it appeared in 1991, a peak of remix culture that transported millions to another place, the old world and the new age meeting in a feast of futuristic EDM. But it also encompassed musical tropes (Gregorian chants, appropriated "world music", new age spirituality, that drum loop) that were quickly and thoroughly debased. Within a few years, Sadeness and its sequelae seemed not only cheesy but vaguely problematic, other histories fed pell-mell into ...
Tags: Post, Video, Music, News, White House, Enigma, Poe, Trump, Bach, Opus Dei BDSM party, Caesar Enigma


Pharma Bro's Nazi code breaking Enigma machine auctioned to pay New York tax bill

A collection of Enigma machines and paraphernalia on display at the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum. New York tax officials seized and sold one Enigma owned by "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to cover his unpaid state taxes. (Photographs courtesy Robert Malmgren via en:User:Matt Crypto/Wikipedia) It's no mystery why folks intentionally skirt tax laws. They don't want to pay. New York, however, has managed to get back some of the taxes that officials say former hedge fund manager Martin Shkre...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Benedict Cumberbatch, Taxes, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, Alan Turing, Wu Tang, Enigma, Turing, Nazi, Cumberbatch, Sam, Irs, Cnbc, Martin Shkreli


Pharma Bro's Nazi code breaking Enigma machine auctioned to pay New York tax bill

A collection of Enigma machines and paraphernalia on display at the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum. New York tax officials seized and sold one Enigma owned by "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to cover his unpaid state taxes. (Photographs courtesy Robert Malmgren via en:User:Matt Crypto/Wikipedia) It's no mystery why folks intentionally skirt tax laws. They don't want to pay. New York, however, has managed to get back some of the taxes that officials say former hedge fund manager Martin Shkre...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marketing, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, Alan Turing, Wu Tang, Enigma, Turing, Nazi, Cumberbatch, Sam, Irs, Cnbc, Martin Shkreli


Pharma Bro's Nazi code Enigma machine auctioned to pay New York tax bill

A collection of Enigma machines and paraphernalia on display at the U.S. National Cryptologic Museum. New York tax officials seized and sold one Enigma owned by "Pharma Bro" Martin Shkreli to cover his unpaid state taxes. (Photographs courtesy Robert Malmgren via en:User:Matt Crypto/Wikipedia) It's no mystery why folks intentionally skirt tax laws. They don't want to pay. New York, however, has managed to get back some of the taxes that officials say former hedge fund manager Martin Shkre...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Benedict Cumberbatch, Marketing, Brooklyn, Hillary Clinton, Alan Turing, Wu Tang, Enigma, Turing, Nazi, Cumberbatch, Sam, Irs, Cnbc, Martin Shkreli


B-Eng introduces Enigma for Mac

B-Eng has introduced Enigma 1.0, a utility to encrypt files on any Mac. According to Christian Schaffner, general manager of B-Eng., it uses military standard and government standard encryption algorithms. Once a password is set in Eniga, encryption and decryption can tech be done with a single mouse click. It require macOS 10.6 or higher. Enigma 1.0 costs $2.99. It’s available worldwide exclusively through the Mac App Store (http://tinyurl.com/y7uqssf9).
Tags: Enigma, MacNews, MacTech, MacNews News Article, MacTech News Article, Schaffner, Eniga


How hackers scammed would-be cryptocurrency investors out of $500,000 with a simple trick

The cryptocurrency heists just keep on coming. As previously reported by Wired, would-be investors were recently swindled out of nearly half a million dollars' worth of digital currency Ethereum after hackers hijacked fintech firm Enigma. So what happened? The as-yet unidentified attackers managed to gain control of Enigma's website, Slack channel (a public chat app), and email mailing lists. They then solicited investment from investors — and users rushed in to hand over their cash before the s...
Tags: Trends, Enigma


The Women of Bletchley Park

Really good article about the women who worked at Bletchley Park during World War II, breaking German Enigma-encrypted messages. [Author: Bruce Schneier]
Tags: UK, War, Bletchley Park, Enigma, Bruce Schneier, History of Computing, History Of Cryptography