Federal Judge’s Shocking Ultimatum Forces Prosecutors to Choose: National Secrets or Acquittal in Trump Case

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida – A federal judge known for her favorability towards former President Donald Trump has presented a difficult choice for prosecutors in the ongoing Mar-a-Lago classified records case. U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon has demanded that prosecutors either allow jurors to access a large collection of national secrets or risk an acquittal for Trump. This unexpected twist occurred during a routine step in preparation for the trial, leaving the Department of Justice with a challenging decision. Cannon has a history of making decisions in favor of Trump and used this opportunity … Read more

China’s New State Secrets Law Sparks Concerns for Foreign Businesses Operating in the Country

BEIJING, CHINA – China has passed new rules that will broaden the scope of what can be classified as a state secret, raising concerns about transparency and potential liabilities. The updated state secrets law, set to take effect on May 1, includes a provision that extends precautions for state secrets to also cover unclassified information known as work secrets. The definition of work secrets encompasses information that could have an “adverse impact” if leaked. However, critics argue that the definition is vague and open to abuse, potentially limiting the public’s right to information. Jeremy Daum, … Read more

FTX Crypto Trading Platform Accused of Running Profit-Making Scam with Bahamas Bank: Lawsuit Reveals Secrets

MIAMI, FL – FTX, a cryptocurrency trading platform, is at the center of a scandal involving the creation and sale of Tether stablecoins in a profit-making scheme. According to a recent lawsuit reported by Bloomberg, FTX allegedly worked secretly with Deltec Bank & Trust Ltd., based in the Bahamas, to carry out this fraudulent activity. The lawsuit, filed in a Florida court, also implicates Alameda Research, FTX’s sister firm. Caroline Ellison, former CEO of Alameda Research, provided details of the scheme in the court filing. The process involved Alameda creating Tether, also known as USDT, … Read more

Apple and Chip Startup Rivos Settling Trade Secrets Lawsuit

San Jose, California – Apple has reached a settlement with chip startup Rivos, ending a two-year legal battle over stolen trade secrets. Both parties informed a judge on Friday that they are working towards finalizing the settlement by March 15. Apple had filed a lawsuit against Rivos in May 2022, accusing the “stealth-mode” startup of luring away engineers who had access to confidential company information. The lawsuit claimed that former employees stole Apple’s System-on-a-Chip specifications and design files at Rivos’ request during the recruitment process. In response, Rivos countersued Apple in September 2023, claiming that … Read more