Disparity in Penalties for Financial Crimes Versus for Massive Hacking

About 5,300 Wells Fargo employees took advantage of their employer’s incentive bonuses by creating 1.5 million deposit accounts and 565,000 credit cards without the customers’ awareness.  Wells Fargo admitted the misbehavior and seems determined to do the right thing by its customer.  It fired 5,000 and to identify the problem in detail, it set in […]

Can a Machine Commit a Crime?

Any real answer leads to the obligations of the designers of devices and systems.  When one of the emerging “driverless cars” collides or harms passengers, who is at fault?  When a current-day extortionist software freezes your laptop files, who is at fault?  The designers and those who deploy the devices are at fault.  But, what […]