Information Security Laws Investigations and Ethics
- June 24, 2016
U.S. Senate fails to pass National Security Letter regulation to enhance warrantless FBI surveillance access to metadata, including email headers and browser history.
- June 22, 2016
EFF and privacy activists oppose Rule 41 changes, while the Department of Justice claims the changes do not alter 'traditional protections' under the Fourth Amendment.
- June 17, 2016
GAO report blasts FBI facial recognition programs over privacy and accuracy concerns; FBI systems offer access to over 411 million photos from federal and state sources.
- June 09, 2016
Speaking at the Cloud Identity Summit, Gen. David H. Petraeus blasted the FBI's recent efforts to compel Apple to break the company's own encryption protection.
- May 27, 2016
US Reps. Poe and Conyers join Sen. Wyden's fight against changes to Rule 41 that would remove limits on government hacking, introduce companion bill to quash changes.
- May 20, 2016
Rule 41 changes face bipartisan opposition in Senate with the Wyden-Paul bill to rein in the expansion of authority to let the government hack unlimited numbers of devices with a single warrant.
- May 12, 2016
A new bill from the Senate asked President Obama for a cyber act-of-war definition in order to enable a proper response following a cyberattack.
- May 12, 2016
The new Privacy Shield framework for transatlantic data flows faces challenges from Article 29 Working Party criticism, as well as U.S. changes to Rule 41 for computer searches.
- May 03, 2016
Craig Wright's second attempt to prove he's the bitcoin creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, was debunked after fooling the mainstream press, but his motives are still a mystery.
- April 29, 2016
More fallout from the Apple/FBI conflict: The second iPhone suit was dropped; the FBI can't provide details of a tool used to unlock the San Bernardino shooter's phone.
- April 22, 2016
Experts face off in Congress over 'going dark' encryption debate, stake out positions on security, privacy and government access; polls show support for strong encryption.
- April 15, 2016
The encryption debate continues with release of the official draft of Burr-Feinstein 'Compliance with Court Orders Act of 2016' mandating court order compliance.
- April 08, 2016
WhatsApp encryption was turned on for all types of messaging, including group chats, which advanced the conversation on 'going dark,' as new encryption legislation draft goes public.
- April 01, 2016
Roundup: After the Apple-FBI suit, ACLU reports U.S. ramping up crypto wars with All Writs suits for at least 63 iOS, Android devices; Senator Wyden stands up for strong crypto.
- March 29, 2016
The DOJ found a successful iPhone crack to access the San Bernardino, Calif., terrorist's device and dropped the pending legal action against Apple, but only in that one case.