Andrew Rossow

Andrew Rossow is a Managing Editor at Grit Daily. He is a millennial attorney, law professor, entrepreneur, writer, and speaker on privacy, cybersecurity, A.I., AR/VR, blockchain, and digital monies. He has written for many outlets, most notably Forbes and HuffPost, and contributed to many cybersecurity and technology publications. Utilizing his millennial background to its fullest potential, Rossow provides a well-rounded perspective on social media crime, technology and privacy implications, as well as news in the entertainment space.

Facebook In Hot Water Again With Recent Copyright Lawsuit

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA—Last Thursday, Facebook, Inc. and Princeton University were hit with a major lawsuit from home design company, Planner 5D, claiming the two Defendants were scraping over five gigabytes of data from more than 2,500 three-dimensional objects and 45,000 scenes vital to the development of the company’s computer vision technology. UAB “PLANNER5D,” a private Lithuanian company behind the Planner 5D website, sued Facebook and Princeton for copyright infringement and trade...

Is Europe’s Newest Copyright Law Creating a ‘Wild West’?

On March 26, European lawmakers approved sweeping copyright reforms that could and will most likely have far-reaching legal consequences for tech-giants like Facebook and Google. The new copyright directive has been in the works since 2016 and is aimed at bringing the EU’s two-decade old copyright rules into the 21st century, helping artists and publishers preserve their intellectual property that is so easily disseminated across the internet. What’s the Legal? If there’s anything to...

“Shut Up About Politics”: CMA’s, John Rich, Makes #1 Spot On Charts

“Shut up about politics Ain’t nothing but a big pile of dirty tricks I’m tired of all the fighting and the pitching fits So shut up about politics” You heard it, straight from the mouth of country artist, John Rich, of Big & Rich. After a whirlwind media trip to New York City last week, John Rich and Fox News host, Greg Gutfield, have enjoyed the No. 1 spot on iTunes, along with the No. 2 spot in the world for their latest single, “Shut Up About Politics.” Back in...

Robocalling Is Illegal, So Why Do You Keep Getting ‘Hit Up?’

Most of the time, it’s because consumers are ignorant of their routine activities, paving the way for robocalling activity hitting your phone up 24/7. In 2018, there were approximately 26.3 billion robocalls made to cell phones throughout the U.S., and that increasing rate is not stopping anytime soon. ‘Robocalls,’ or automated telephone calls, are those which deliver a recorded message, typically on behalf of a political party or telemarketing company. These calls have increased in...

Messaging Platform, ‘KIK,’ Hit With Recent SEC Lawsuit

On Tuesday, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) sued Kik Interactive, Inc., the company which owns and operates its messenger platform, Kik Messenger, over its 2017 initial coin offering which raised close to $100 million. According to Bloomberg, the SEC believes that Kik’s tokens at issue, ‘KIN,’ are securities under the Securities Act of 1933, and thus should have been immediately registered with the agency prior to any offering to investors. This isn’t the first sign of...