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San Francisco, CA (Law Firm Newswire) May 3, 2016 – The latest issue of Bigger Law Firm magazine puts a spotlight on law and technology. In the cover story, Ryan Conley analyzes the recent legal battle in which the FBI tried to compel Apple to create software that would bypass iPhone encryption. The case centers on an iPhone owned by one of the people responsible for the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California. Before the court could rule on the request, the FBI claimed that it had broken the encryption with the help of a third party, and no longer […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) November 17, 2015 – The FBI will begin collecting and making public more information about police shootings involving civilians, according to FBI Director James Comey. The agency released its annual data on crime in the United States on Sept. 28. Once the FBI gathers the data, it will release a special report on police use of force in the line of duty, which has been the subject of public debate. According to Comey, the publication will “outline facts about what happened, who was involved, the nature of injuries or deaths, and the circumstances behind […]


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St. Peters, MO, (Law Firm Newswire) September 24, 2015 – Faulty testimony contributed to at least 35 guilty verdicts, with nine executions resulting. The Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization based in New York, announced on April 21 that the FBI erroneously testified about hair samples in six criminal cases in Missouri, including one that resulted in the execution of the defendant. And now the executed man has been identified as Jeffrey Ferguson, who was convicted in St. Louis County last year for the 1989 murder of Kelli Hall. In a joint statement that was released the previous weekend, the FBI, […]


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Beverly Hills, CA (Law Firm Newswire) September 9, 2015 – After a U.S. District Court Judge found that Mozambican Minister of Education Zeferino Martins lacked actual authority to enter into a contract directed at bringing funds to the Mozambican education sector, American company EduMoz, LLC appealed. Alan Silberberg, CEO of EduMoz, LLC has said that his company has sustained and deflected more than a thousand attempts to hack the back end of its website, silberberginnovations.com. That site hosts EduMoz’s work for the Republic of Mozambique, which is evidence in a case that just concluded in the District Court, and is […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) May 19, 2015 – The FBI has 77.7 million people listed in its master criminal database and add between 10,000 and 12,000 new names every day. Many Americans with criminal records cannot find employment even if the record is decades old, minor, has been dropped, not corrected or if the court found them not guilty. Although a daunting hurdle to surmount, having a record does not necessarily result in unemployability, an inability to obtain housing or secure a loan. One in every three American adults has a criminal record of some sort. The problem is […]


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Lakeland, FL (Law Firm Newswire) December 10, 2014 – Even if someone is arrested but not charged with or is ultimately acquitted of a crime, the accused’s DNA remains on file. In 28 states, no warrant is required to take DNA samples from individuals arrested for certain serious crimes or for some misdemeanors. The law has been challenged by civil rights groups who claim it violates the Fourth Amendment, which addresses unreasonable search and seizure. As such, they allege that the law is unconstitutional. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling stating that the police may, as […]


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Waxahachie, TX (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2013 – Seniors in Texas are at high risk from Internet scams and financial elder abuse. According to the FBI’s 2012 Internet Crime Report, Texas ranked third in the nation in the number of complaints received about Internet fraud. This type of scam is just one way that thieves can take advantage of seniors. Older people are also at risk for in-person and telephone scams and for theft and fraud by caregivers and other service providers. “It is very important to be aware of the various ways that financial elder abuse can be […]


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