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Raisins and Resilience: Elaborating Home’s Compensation Analysis with an Eye to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation

Galperin, Josh, Raisins and Resilience: Elaborating Home’s Compensation Analysis with an Eye to Coastal Climate Change Adaptation (February 1, 2016). Stanford Environmental Law Journal, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2016. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2781970 “The State of New Jersey, the Borough of Harvey Cedars, and the United States Army Corps of Engineers were all preparing forContinue Reading

The Guardian – How the Pentagon punished NSA whistleblowers

Mark Hertsgaard – The Guardian – “By now, almost everyone knows what Edward Snowden did. He leaked top-secret documents revealing that the National Security Agency was spying on hundreds of millions of people across the world, collecting the phone calls and emails of virtually everyone on Earth who used a mobile phone or the internet.Continue Reading

Study identifies metadata mining of telephone data by NSA

“Privacy protections against government surveillance are often scoped to communications content and exclude communications metadata. In the United States, the National Security Agency operated a particularly controversial program, collecting bulk telephone metadata nationwide. We investigate the privacy properties of telephone metadata to assess the impact of policies that distinguish between content and metadata. We findContinue Reading

Linking Societal Trust and CEO Compensation

Kanagaretnam, Kiridaran (Giri) and Khokhar, Rahman and Mawani, Amin, Linking Societal Trust and CEO Compensation (March 14, 2016). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2779301 “We examine the association between societal trust and the levels of CEO compensation and the proportion of equity-based compensation of 897 firm-years from 18 countries over the 2007- 2013 period. WeContinue Reading

NYT – Ethereum, a Virtual Currency, Enables Transactions That Rival Bitcoin’s

New York Times: “A new virtual gold rush is underway. Even as Bitcoin, riven by internal divisions, has struggled, a rival virtual currency — known as Ethereum — has soared in value, climbing 1,000 percent over the last three months. Beyond the price spike, Ethereum is also attracting attention from giants in finance and technology,Continue Reading

NSA Civil Liberties and Privacy Office Report to Congress

NSA – Transparency Report – The USA FREEDOM Act Business Records and FISA Implementation – January 16, 2016 “The National Security Agency’s Civil Liberties and Privacy Office (CLPO) conducted a civil liberties and privacy impact assessment examining how the National Security Agency (NSA) is implementing the changes effected by the USA FREEDOM Act to theContinue Reading

Operationalizing Cybersecurity Due Diligence: A Transatlantic Comparative Case Study

Shackelford, Scott and Russell, Scott, Operationalizing Cybersecurity Due Diligence: A Transatlantic Comparative Case Study (January 12, 2016). South Carolina Law Review, 2016. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2714529 “Although much work has been done on applying the law of warfare to cyber attacks, far less attention has been paid to defining a law of cyberContinue Reading

FDA is banning unsafe chemicals used in pizza boxes

“The agency says new data show that perfluoroalkyl ethyls, used to keep paper packaging dry (think microwave popcorn bags and sandwich wrappers), may not be safe for food contact. In response to a petition from several advocacy groups (including NRDC), the FDA will ban three specific types of the chemicals.” Food Safety News

Details of NSA use of NSL to obtain ISP data released

ArsTechnica – “For the first time, as part of a First Amendment lawsuit, a federal judge ordered the release of what the FBI was seeking from a small ISP as part of an NSL. Among other things, the FBI was demanding a target’s complete Web browsing history, IP addresses of everyone a person has correspondedContinue Reading

2015 Non-Employee Director Compensation Report

“Frederic W. Cook & Co. studied non-employee director compensation programs at 300 companies of various sizes and industries. This report summarizes pay levels and program structure. We observe a 4% year-over-year increase in total pay at the median, along with a growing preference for simplicity that began several years ago at large-cap companies and isContinue Reading

Patent Transactions in the Marketplace: Lessons from the USPTO Patent Assignment Dataset

Graham, Stuart J.H. and Marco, Alan C. and Myers, Amanda F., Patent Transactions in the Marketplace: Lessons from the USPTO Patent Assignment Dataset (November 1, 2015). Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business Research Paper No. 29. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2696147 “While records of the assignments (transactions) affecting US patents and patent applications haveContinue Reading

EFF – NSA Ordered to Stop Collecting, Querying Plaintiffs’ Phone Records

EFF news release: “Affirming his previous ruling that the NSA’s telephone records collection program is unconstitutional, a federal judge ordered the NSA to cease collecting the telephone records of an individual and his business. The judge further ordered the NSA to segregate any records that have already been collected so that they are not reviewedContinue Reading