Wow! So, as I was browsing Google the other night-as I do from time to time to make sure that The Virtual Attorney is being appropriately represented in the ether- I came across this.
> It is now illegal in Wisconsin to post a sexually explicit image of someone on the Internet without their knowledge as the state legislature follows a number of other states in passing a “Revenger Porn” law.
By now, you may have heard about Heartbleed- an OpenSSL bug which allows an internet attacker to read the memory of a server or a client, allowing them to retrieve, for example, a server's SSL private keys. A number of websites have potentially been affected, including MyCase, which we use to host our client portal.
► The internet was shocked and rightfully outraged Wednesday afternoon when Massachusetts’ Supreme Court rule that a man taking cellphone photos up the skirts of women did not violate the state’s Peeping Tom laws. So what does Illinois law say on the subject?
Is it spring yet?
Here are your legal links for the week--
► Wisconsin lawmakers are looking to rewrite the state’s criminal code, but time isn’t on their side. It appears the bill will now be tabled until next year.
Hopefully everyone in the Midwest is surviving Polar Vortex 2.0! Here are the legal stories in the news this week.
► Autism awareness has increased in the last few years and NY Senator Chuck Shumer is using that as an opportunity to propose a new law aimed at helping those with autism stay safe.
Happy Monday and happy MLK Jr. Day. Here are your legal quick hits for the week--
I hope everyone in the Midwest is staying warm out there! With the New Year comes a slew of new laws across the nation. From legal pot to banning the use of drones these laws are set to have an impact in 2014 and beyond.
> Legal pot is simply a hit in Colorado. Read about that and more in the New York Post.
Here’s your list- legal stories making the news this week.
> The virtual currency Bitcoin is all the rage these days, but due to the fact that its development could not have been envisioned by lawmakers, authorities are faced with challenges when it comes to deterring Bitcoin fraud, hacking and outright theft.
If you ate as much as I did this past 4 days, you’re in for a week of bland salads and twice-daily workouts. At least we’re in this together.
Here are this week’s legal links.