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Court Compels Defendants to Reveal Passcodes in Sextortion Case
Adam Banner - Thursday, May 25, 2017

Remember when the federal government wanted to force Apple to create a backdoor that would circumvent the password protection on the iPhone of the San Bernadino shooter? Apple protested, saying that doing so would create a privacy nightmare for all of its customers. The federal government dropped the lawsuit, though, when a third party created a way to access the phone of Syed Rizwan Farook. Read More

Can the Police Get in My iPhone?
Adam Banner - Thursday, May 26, 2016

Cell phones have been at the heart of privacy issues and Fourth Amendment issues for some time, but with the temporary stand-off between Apple and the FBI over access into the iPhone of San Bernadino shooter Syed Farook, the debate came to a head. Read More

Apple to Create Un-Hackable iPhone?
Adam Banner - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

There is no question that the growth of technology has had a profound impact on criminal justice and civil liberties. The boundaries of personal privacy rights are continually pushed back in the name of public safety and even national security. Edward Snowden and his leaks about NSA surveillance, Supreme Court cases over warrantless smartphone searches . . . these tech-related privacy concerns have come to a head in the epic showdown between Apple and the FBI over whether the company should hack the smartphones of the San Bernadino shooters. Read More

Do Viral Videos of Police Brutality Cause Violent Crime?
Adam Banner - Saturday, October 31, 2015

FBI Director James Comey gave a speech earlier this month at the University of Chicago College of Law, in which he addressed the crisis of violent crime and a spike in violent crime rates in major cities around the nation. Read More

Not Guilty Verdict: Violation of Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act
Adam Banner - Thursday, June 25, 2015

Last week, we were able to secure a not guilty verdict in an Oklahoma County jury trial. My client was charged with violating the Oklahoma Computer Crimes Act, but now he is once again a free and innocent man. Read More

Federal Court Ruling Significant in Child Porn Prosecutions
Adam Banner - Sunday, February 22, 2015

A federal appeals court ruling earlier this month will likely have a significant impact on child pornography prosecutions in the United States. The decision has prompted U.S. lawmakers to propose a bill that would nullify the court's decision about crime victim restitution in subsequent child pornography cases. Read More

Gmail and Privacy: Child Porn Evidence Sent to Police
Adam Banner - Friday, August 08, 2014

We know that certain professionals are required by law to report evidence of child abuse or child sexual exploitation. Teachers and doctors must report suspected abuse or sexual assault. Photo developers must report child pornography. And technology companies including Google must report evidence of sexual exploitation as well. Read More

Criminal Charges and Cell Phone Searches in Oklahoma
Adam Banner - Saturday, April 19, 2014

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals (COCA) started 2014 off with a bang.  Read More

NSA Leeker Edward Snowden
Adam Banner - Friday, June 28, 2013

Some say he's a patriot. Others say that he has betrayed his country. Regardless of your opinion of infamous NSA leeker Edward Snowden and his actions, on thing is for sure: he's caused quite the uproar...and he's going to need some damn fine defense attorneysRead More

Oklahoma, Human Trafficking and Facebook
Adam Banner - Friday, March 22, 2013

No doubt everyone has heard about the Oklahoma mother who attempted to sell her children on Facebook. I've seen quite a bit of ridiculousness when it comes to defending the accused, but this instance is definitely a new low when it comes to "dumb" criminals.  Read More

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