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electronic surveillance

Internal DEA document complains it's impossible to intercept iMessages

US lawmakers introduce electronic surveillance reform bill

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Three lawmakers have introduced a bill to provide more protection from government surveillance for people who store data in the cloud. The Online Communications and Geolocation Protection Act would require U.S. law enforcement agencies to get court-ordered warrants before intercepting or getting access to electronic communications and geolocation data....
US lawmakers introduce electronic surveillance reform bill

High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

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High-tech surveillance tools aren’t just for spies anymore. A new “off the shelf” surveillance industry is drawing interest from small-town law enforcement and less-developed countries, as well as from large Western agencies, documents viewed by The Wall Street Journal show. The documents – attendance sheets from industry conferences – offer...
High-Tech Surveillance Comes to Small Towns

Obama faces hypocrisy charges at China summit after data mining revelations

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Administration must confront discrepancy between its closed-door practices and the position it seeks to hold in the worldThe Sunnylands summit was billed by the White House as an opportunity for Barack Obama to his confront his new Chinese counterpart with a litany of American complaints about hacking and cyber theft.The...
Obama faces hypocrisy charges at China summit after data mining revelations

Senator Ron Wyden Slams Cybersecurity Legislation Proposals For Eroding Trust & Privacy

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Senator Ron Wyden took to the floor of the Senate earlier this week to speak out against pretty much all of the current cybersecurity proposals out there arguing that "privacy should be the default, not the exception." While noting that narrowly targeted cybersecurity rules could be helpful in protecting consumers,...
Senator Ron Wyden Slams Cybersecurity Legislation Proposals For Eroding Trust & Privacy

Lawmakers call for greater protections from e-surveillance

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If U.S. law enforcement agencies agree to changes in electronic surveillance law to better protect the privacy of stored email and documents, they want several changes in return, including a requirement that email and cloud service providers hold onto records longer....
Lawmakers call for greater protections from e-surveillance
New patent: will Apple clone you to save you from Big Brother?
30,000 secret surveillance orders approved each year, judge estimates
New e-mails reveal Feds not "forthright" about fake cell tower devices

FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

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CNET has learned that the FBI has formed a Domestic Communications Assistance Center, which is tasked with developing new electronic surveillance technologies, including Internet, wireless, and VoIP communications. [Read more]...
FBI quietly forms secretive Net-surveillance unit

U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Says It's Impossible to Wiretap iMessage Conversations

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CNET has obtained a 'sensitive' U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency document that says it is impossible for law enforcement agencies to eavesdrop on iMessage conversations, even with a court order, because of Apple's "secure end-to-end encryption". The memo appears to be aimed at informing DEA agents that while they may have...
U.S. Federal Law Enforcement Says It's Impossible to Wiretap iMessage Conversations

Federal Judge Rules Bush Illegally Wiretapped Americans

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In the last-ditch warrantless wiretapping accountability case, Judge Vaughn Walker has ruled that the Bush administration illegally eavesdropped on American lawyers representing Al Haramain, a now-defunct Islamic charity, and that the attorney could pursue civil remedies. The lawyers alleged some of their 2004 telephone conversations to Saudi Arabia were siphoned...
Federal Judge Rules Bush Illegally Wiretapped Americans

US Supreme Court to look at NSA spying, resale of products

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in two cases with potentially broad implications to technology users, one reviewing whether consumers can resell copyright-protected products they have purchased and the second challenging an electronic surveillance program at the U.S. National Security Agency. In one case, Kirtsaeng v. John...
US Supreme Court to look at NSA spying, resale of products

Supreme Court to look at NSA spying, resale of products

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The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments Monday in two cases with potentially broad implications to technology users, one reviewing whether consumers can resell copyright-protected products they have purchased and the second challenging an electronic surveillance program at the U.S. National Security Agency....
Supreme Court to look at NSA spying, resale of products

Cold War Warrantless Wiretapping

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somanyrobots writes "President Gerald Ford secretly authorized the use of warrantless domestic wiretaps for foreign intelligence and counterintelligence purposes soon after coming into office, according to a declassified document. The Dec. 19, 1974 White House memorandum, marked Top Secret / Exclusively Eyes Only and signed by Ford, gave then-Attorney General...
Cold War Warrantless Wiretapping

The NSA's warrantless wiretapping is a crime, not a state secret | Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm

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As the US will neither affirm nor deny its vast dragnet of phone calls and emails, we must sue to protect our privacy and libertyThis week, cellphone carriers publicly reported that US law enforcement made an astounding 1.3m demands for customer text messages, caller locations, and other information last year....
The NSA's warrantless wiretapping is a crime, not a state secret | Cindy Cohn and Trevor Timm

White House Blasts CISPA, Promises Veto

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The White House issued a statement today that it “strongly opposes” the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) in its current form in the House of Representatives over consumer privacy concerns. CISPA is a controversial bill in Congress designed to facilitate sharing of information between private companies and the...
White House Blasts CISPA, Promises Veto

ACLU: Electronic surveillance by U.S. agencies skyrockets

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U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union....
ACLU: Electronic surveillance by U.S. agencies skyrockets

ACLU: Electronic surveillance by US agencies skyrocketing

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U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union. Email and Internet surveillance by U.S. law enforcement agencies are up significantly in recent years, according to the ACLU. The number of...
ACLU: Electronic surveillance by US agencies skyrocketing

How A Random Lawsuit About Telco Policy Probably Resulted In Broad, Secret Law Enabling NSA To Spy On You

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We've written many times about the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), of which there is a secret interpretation that certainly appears to allow the NSA to spy on all sorts of email communications without a warrant -- something that is not at all obvious upfront (and, in fact, which many in...
How A Random Lawsuit About Telco Policy Probably Resulted In Broad, Secret Law Enabling NSA To Spy On You

Apple's iMessage crypto stymies federal eavesdropping of drug suspect

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Encryption used in Apple's iMessage service is thwarting federal drug enforcement agents' attempts to eavesdrop on a suspect's chat messages, according to a report published Thursday. The CNET report cited an internal government document discussing a criminal investigation in February. It warned that because of the encryption "it is...
Apple's iMessage crypto stymies federal eavesdropping of drug suspect

Senate committee limits government electronic surveillance

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A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would give more privacy protection from government surveillance for data stored in the cloud....
Senate committee limits government electronic surveillance

An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

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A cryptography pioneer offers a simple way to fight electronic surveillance. Anytime you use your phone to make a call or send an e-mail or text message, there's a chance it will be intercepted by someone who has access—legal or otherwise—to your providers' servers. A new app called Silent Circle...
An App Keeps Spies Away from Your iPhone

Testing 'The Most Transparent Administration in History'

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Barack Obama pledged to preside over the "most transparent administration in history," drawing an explicit contrast with the extreme secrecy of his predecessor. The Web site of the Department of Justice highlights that pledge, declaring its commitment to faithfully carry out a presidential directive encouraging such transparency, especially with regards...
Testing 'The Most Transparent Administration in History'

How A Random Lawsuit About Telco Policy Probably Resulted In Broad, Secret Law Enabling NSA To Spy On You

www.techdirt.com
We've written many times about the FISA Amendments Act (FAA), of which there is a secret interpretation that certainly appears to allow the NSA to spy on all sorts of email communications without a warrant -- something that is not at all obvious upfront (and, in fact, which many in...
How A Random Lawsuit About Telco Policy Probably Resulted In Broad, Secret Law Enabling NSA To Spy On You

ACLU: Electronic surveillance by US agencies skyrocketing

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U.S. law enforcement surveillance of email and other Internet communication has skyrocketed in the last two years, according to data obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union....
ACLU: Electronic surveillance by US agencies skyrocketing

Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance

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According to a report filed by technology site CNET, the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is forming a new cyber intelligence and research unit dubbed the Domestic Communications Assistance Center (DCAC). The briefing states that the DCAC's purpose will be "to invent technology that will let police more...
Report: FBI forming new cyber intelligence research unit, focus on digital surveillance

Passengers can challenge gov't GPS tracking, court finds

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Thanks to the United States v. Jones Supreme Court decision from January 2012, we now know that law enforcement cannot place a GPS tracking device on someone’s car without a warrant. But what if you’re merely a passenger in the car—not the owner—and efforts to track the presumed target...
Passengers can challenge gov't GPS tracking, court finds

Senate committee limits government electronic surveillance

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A U.S. Senate committee has approved legislation that would give more privacy protection from government surveillance for data stored in the cloud.The Senate Judiciary Committee, in a voice vote Thursday, approved the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) Amendments Act, a bill that would amend a 27-year-old law that governs...
Senate committee limits government electronic surveillance
ACLU documents show increasing phone and internet surveillance by Department of Justice
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