Nearly unique among nations, the U.S. broadly imposes extraterritoriality– in the case, the enforcement of U.S. laws in other, sovereign nations.
|By: Peter Van Buren Monday August 4, 2014 7:56 am|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday July 28, 2014 3:10 pm|
Democratic congressman Alan Grayson, who serves on the Science, Space, and Technology Committee in the US House of Representatives, has written a letter to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. It requests answers related to how the NSA has weakened encryption standards.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday July 22, 2014 3:30 pm|
A former State Department executive came forward on July 18 to warn against how the United States government is using an executive order issued by President Ronald Reagan to collect data from Americans, especially when they are located outside US borders. And, even though President Barack Obama’s administration has waged an unprecedented war on whistleblowers, he does not believe he will be one of the victims. But is he already?
John Napier Tye, who served as a section for internet freedom in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor from January 2011 to April 2014, described how he had been “cleared to receive top-secret and ‘sensitive compartmented’ information.”
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 2, 2014 10:02 am|
The customer never knows what is right. Facebook has cobbled together an interesting justification for treating its users like lab rats, it was for the customers. It was all for you friends.
|By: DSWright Monday June 30, 2014 1:27 pm|
The NSA are not the only ones violating people’s rights online. Both Facebook and BuzzFeed have been recently caught engaging in transgressive conduct regarding users’ privacy.Treating their users with incredible disrespect and secretly exploiting those that use their products.
|By: patrick devlin Wednesday June 25, 2014 8:00 pm|
n a truly landmark ruling that challenges the assumptions of law enforcement officials and prosecutors across America regarding the ephemeral notion of personal privacy. While privacy has been under an aggressive attack by both local law enforcers and national security state enlargers who have suggested that Americans should have absolutely no expectation of the right of personal privacy, the US Supreme Court agreed in a unanimous decision that police are required to obtain a court order before searching the contents of a citizen’s cell phone or smart phone.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 25, 2014 3:15 pm|
The United States Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision instructing police that they must get a warrant if they want to search an arrested person’s cell phone.
“Our answer to the question of what police must do before searching a cell phone seized incident to an arrest is accordingly simple—get a warrant,” Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the court’s opinion.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday June 20, 2014 8:52 am|
Local police in Florida are essentially conspiring with the US Marshal’s Service to keep details related to their use of cell phone tracking devices in criminal investigations secret, according to internal emails from the Sarasota Police Department released to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 18, 2014 10:22 am|
A city circuit judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking applications to the Florida state court and the state court’s orders approving the use of “StingRay” devices capable of surveillance of entire communities. But the judge did not resolve the issue of the United States Marshal’s Service seizing copies of records from the Sarasota Police Department so the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) would not be able to get them.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday June 11, 2014 6:00 pm|
A federal appeals court has ruled that “cell site location information is within the subscriber’s reasonable expectation of privacy” and that gathering such information without a warrant violates a person’s “reasonable expectation of privacy.”