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Phone location data privacy issue hits federal court Tuesday

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The U.S. government will be taking a second crack Tuesday at overturning a lower court ruling that's preventing police from obtaining cell phone location records from two wireless carriers without a search warrant. Now before the U.S. Court of Appeals in New Orleans, the government's attempt to obtain 60...
Phone location data privacy issue hits federal court Tuesday
"Six Strikes" Copyright Alert system names surprisingly good advisors

Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill

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Free speech groups say the bill – which Obama has vowed to veto – hands US authorities too much power to use private dataFree speech advocates are calling for the Senate to block controversial cybersecurity legislation they claim will give the US authorities unprecedented access to online communications.The House of Representatives on...
Cispa approved by House but critics urge Senate to block 'horrible' bill
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Google, Microsoft Push Feds to Fix Privacy Laws

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A coalition of the net’s biggest online service providers, including Google and Microsoft, are joining with the top internet rights groups to demand Congress modernize the nation’s privacy laws. Among the reforms pushed by the so-called Digital Due Process coalition is a requirement that law enforcement get warrants from a...
Google, Microsoft Push Feds to Fix Privacy Laws

Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

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As we get closer to the RIAA/MPAA and the major ISPs rolling out their "voluntary" six strikes agreement, turning those ISPs into Hollywood's private police force, details are finally coming out about the Center for Copyright Information (CCI), the organization that the RIAA/MPAA were setting up to manage the six...
Organization Overseeing Six Strikes Agreement Between Labels And ISPs Includes Advisory Board To Try To Keep Tech Folks Happy

Hardly surprising: Privacy groups give amended cybersecurity bill a thumbs down

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Yesterday TNW brought you the news that the Secure IT Act, one of the leading cybersecurity bills in the US Senate, had been revamped to, in theory, address the concerns of privacy advocates and consumer groups. TNW was skeptical that the changes would settle those issues. Essentially, the changes to...
Hardly surprising: Privacy groups give amended cybersecurity bill a thumbs down

Facebook To Pay $9.5 Million in Privacy Settlement

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Facebook may be denying any wrongdoing, but a California judge is disagreeing with the social networks' disagreement to the tune of a $9.5 million dollar settlement today. The Los Angeles Times reports that the settlement comes in response to a class-action lawsuit over Facebook's Beacon program that published what users...
Facebook To Pay $9.5 Million in Privacy Settlement

Groups seek to overturn ruling allowing warrantless phone tracking

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A coalition of civil liberties groups has asked a federal appeals court to revisit a recent ruling that held the police did not violate the Fourth Amendment when they tracked suspect Melvin Skinner's cell phone without a warrant. A Tuesday brief argues that a three-judge panel of the Sixth Circuit Court...
Groups seek to overturn ruling allowing warrantless phone tracking

CISPA amendment met with lukewarm response from privacy groups

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If I was to sum up the response from privacy groups, in regards to the newly detailed amendment to the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), I would put it like this: ‘Well, that won’t quite do.’ Hot on the heels of the news that Representative Schiff has an amendment...
CISPA amendment met with lukewarm response from privacy groups

FBI Internet Wiretapping Is A Cyber Security 'Disaster Waiting To Happen'

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Experts are saying that America has enough problems with cyber security without the FBI mandating backdoors into encrypted internet communications. Charlie Savage of The New York Times reported today how the FBI plans to push domestic surveillance to the internet with mandated backdoors into web-communications platforms. Almost immediately, information security specialists...
FBI Internet Wiretapping Is A Cyber Security 'Disaster Waiting To Happen'

SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

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Russian-language sites are protesting a bill submitted to the lower house of Russian parliament this week. The bill would create a national registry of blacklisted sites that contained child pornography, extremist ideas, and suicide- or drug-related content. Many of the bill's opponents say Duma Bill 89417-6 (titled "On protection of children...
SOPA-style protests reject Russian bill to blacklist websites

Location Data Sensitive Like Medical Information, Says Congressional Witness

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Shared by sarahintampa Samuri on a cell phone? Oh Marshall! :) "The writing is on the wall that there will be baseline privacy legislation introduced," said John Morris, general counsel for the Center for Democracy and Technology at a Congressional hearing on location data and privacy yesterday. "It will require...
Location Data Sensitive Like Medical Information, Says Congressional Witness

Corporate SOPA opponents approve of CISPA

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The new bill is being called “the new SOPA.” This time, Internet companies are onboard. FORTUNE — Those who believed that the tech industry opposed the now-”dead” anti-piracy bills SOPA and PIPA purely because they made for bad law might be confused by the industry’s backing of a new law,...
Corporate SOPA opponents approve of CISPA

Privacy group calls for changes in CISPA cyberthreat sharing bill

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U.S. lawmakers need to make significant changes to a controversial cyberthreat information sharing bill because the legislation could be used to give federal intelligence agencies backdoor wiretapping powers, the Center for Democracy and Technology said....
Privacy group calls for changes in CISPA cyberthreat sharing bill

CDT: Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

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A group of cybersecurity bills that the U.S. Congress may soon vote on contain serious privacy and civil liberties flaws, with some of the bills allowing private companies to share a wide range of their customers' online communications with government agencies, the Center for Democracy and Technology said....
CDT: Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

Wikileaks looks to move servers offshore to avoid prosecution

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In an attempt to evade U.S. prosecution, Julian Assange’s investors are said to be in the process of moving Wikileaks’s servers offshore, according to Fox News. Multiple unnamed sources spoke with the news network and said Assange’s financial backers have been going through the logistics of moving the servers...
Wikileaks looks to move servers offshore to avoid prosecution

CISPA advances in House, as EFF decries bill's revisions

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On Thursday, the House of Representatives approved a rules vote that will allow a full vote on Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) to take place, likely on Friday. House Democrats have started to voice their opposition after Wednesday’s strong statement from the White House against the controversial bill...
CISPA advances in House, as EFF decries bill's revisions

Advocacy group flip-flops twice over CISPA surveillance bill

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The Center for Democracy and Technology once opposed CISPA. Then, to the delight of CISPA's backers, it ceased actively opposing the bill. Now it's opposing CISPA once again. [Read more]...
Advocacy group flip-flops twice over CISPA surveillance bill

Facebook clarifies its CISPA stance. Will the web care?

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The latest tech policy debate, over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA has put Facebook, a supporter of the law, in the web’s crosshairs. For a company that waited until the last-minute possible to take a stance on the Stop Online Piracy Act, and has in general...
Facebook clarifies its CISPA stance. Will the web care?

Viacom's Legal Attack on YouTube Threatens Online Speech and Innovation

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New York - The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and other nonprofit groups asked a federal judge Monday to reject expansive copyright claims made in lawsuits pending against YouTube. The amicus brief argues that the plaintiffs in those lawsuits are pushing for legal rulings that would undermine federal law and throttle...
Viacom's Legal Attack on YouTube Threatens Online Speech and Innovation

Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

www.computerworld.com
A group of cybersecurity bills that the U.S. Congress may soon vote on contain serious privacy and civil liberties flaws, with some of the bills allowing private companies to share a wide range of their customers' online communications with government agencies, the Center for Democracy and Technology said....
Cybersecurity bills raise major civil liberties concerns

Google and Facebook's new tactic in the tech wars

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Google and Facebook are using a controversial legal doctrine to channel money to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and other groups that share their hostility to online copyright enforcement. By Roger Parloff, senior editor FORTUNE -- If the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the nation's preeminent digital...
Google and Facebook's new tactic in the tech wars

Nonprofit Group Highlights Privacy Issues in Mobile Payments

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Some mobile payment methods are so convenient that you can walk into a store and buy something without even taking your smartphone out of your pocket. But at what cost? The Center for Democracy and Technology, a nonprofit organization that focuses on technology laws, thinks privacy is the major tradeoff...
Nonprofit Group Highlights Privacy Issues in Mobile Payments
Why passwords have never been weaker--and crackers have never been stronger

Harvard prof to chair FCC's net neutrality advisory committee

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The Federal Communications Commission has named an Open Internet Advisory Committee to monitor and report on the effectiveness of the FCC's network neutrality regime. The committee will be chaired by Harvard law professor Jonathan Zittrain. According to a statement from FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, the new committee will "track and...
Harvard prof to chair FCC's net neutrality advisory committee

House set to revise CISPA language to add more privacy protection

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Members of the House said on Tuesday that they will modify the language of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in a nod to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), who have expressed strong opposition to the bill’s language thus far. CISPA proposes a new system where...
House set to revise CISPA language to add more privacy protection
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