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The Valley Current®: Has the Federal CFAA (Computer Fraud & Abuse Act) Been Substantially Narrowed?
SCOTUS may have made a good ruling, but did they get there in the correct manner? Professor Michael Risch seems to agree with the decision even if the road to it was questionable. Host Jack Russo and Michael Risch break down this rare instance where the Computer Fraud & Abuse Act has finally made its way up to the Supreme Court after years of being a hot issue within the appellate courts. Is the Supreme Court right in their ruling for wanting to cut down on overcriminalization, or was the intent too broad for its own good?
Click HERE to read more about SCOTUS’s ruling or check out Academics Go To Jail, a CFAA blog post by Professor Risch.
The Valley Current®: Coming Health Metrics That Wearables Will Allow in the 21st Century
Steps, blood pressure, heart rate, stress, sleep. These are just a few things that are now trackable through your phone’s fitness tracker, smart watch or other wearable device. While it doesn’t beat a visit to your physician, wearables are encouraging people to keep an eye on their health and fitness levels. The only issues that Dr Leonard Hayflick recognizes with wearables is the possibility of inaccurate data and if your average person knows how to interpret the data and understanding changes in that data over time. Jack Russo and Dr Leonard Hayflick look to a future where checking your health and fitness reports are as easy as checking your phone.
The Valley Current®: Role of Hyperbaric Treatments on Aging.....Is it Real and Reliable?
Hyperbaric chambers were once the leading treatments for deferring dementia decades ago. Though their usage for preventing or delaying dementia eventually faded out since due to weak evidence, the practice is being resurrected for similar reasons. This article reports the details a small experiment showing that hyperbaric oxygen therapy indeed increases telomere length, which has been associated with people who live longer lives. But, as Dr Leonard Hayflick points out to Jack Russo, maintaining a constant telomere length is also a property of cancer cells. Could there be a major revelation hiding this paper or is it just another weak idea destined to go as quickly as it came?
The Valley Current®: F. Lee Bailey and the Evolution of Law and Litigation
His name may have millennials scratching their heads, but the late F. Lee Bailey was a major figure in the field of Law, even after his disbarment. Bailey is best known for being a criminal defense lawyer in several high-profile cases including the Boston Strangler, Patty Hearst, O.J. Simpson, and the court-martial of Captain Ernest Medina during Vietnam where he met Melvin Belli and our very own Robert Lieff. Though he was nowhere near as successful as Belli, Jack Russo and Robert Lieff discuss why Bailey is still recognized as one of the most famous lawyers in American history.
The Valley Current®: Why is Cellular Senescence Important To Understanding Healthspan versus Lifespan Over Time?
Publishing his paper on cell senescence was a distressing process for Dr. Hayflick that was contested by many other scientists in his field. Years later, cell senescence is widely accepted as an obvious fact. Now that the phenomena of cellular senescence is recognized as accepted knowledge, you might be wondering what you should do with this information. Surely something as involuntary and unmanageable as this happening inside your body isn’t of much importance to your life in the long run, right? Jack Russo and Dr Leonard Hayflick talk about the science behind manipulating our longevity and health as we age.
The Valley Current®: Part 1 - What is Cellular Senescence and How It Was Discovered by Professor Leonard Hayflick
Years ago, it was believed that the cells in our bodies were immortal, and they could replicate forever. Today we know about cell senescence, though very few people understand what it is, let alone the way it affects their bodies. To laymanise things: cells do not replicate forever, and, with few exceptions, there is a limit to how many times a cell can divide. This concept is now known as the Hayflick Limit and was discovered by our very own Doctor Leonard Hayflick. Jack Russo asks Leonard Hayflick to explain how he found this Nobel worthy discovery and the alarming reason why you don’t want to have immortal cells in your body.
This Podcast is not just for Lawyers!!!
I am not in the law field so why am I listening to a podcast called ComputerLaw Group?The answer is Jack!! He is so entertaining to listen to and I appreciate the insight he shares along with the very diverse conversations he has with his guests!! Such a great podcast & definitely check it out!!
Informative and engaging!
I came here for the subject matter, wonderful guest speakers and the legendary Silicon Valley attorney Jack Russo, but I was also really taken aback by how much fun everyone was having and the high production value! Love it! Will definitely be subscribing and catching it up on the whole season.
The Next Joe Rogan!
Excellent interview with Brandon. Everybody has a story and I enjoy listening to all of them. This podcast has a Joe Rogan feel to it...fun and unstructured dialogue. RiskIQ Radio. Bring on the next episodes.
The audio and intro were very professional. Well put together.