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Privacy Concerns Rise as Consumers Seek Substitutes for Traditional Television

March 12, 2015 1:52 pm Ashley Jacques 0
March 12th, 2015 Panel 6 Privacy Concerns Rise as Consumers Seek Substitutes for Traditional Television http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2015/03/11/americans-are-moving-faster-than-ever-away-from-traditional-tv/ By: Gerard Cicer For broadcast and cable networks, the writing is on the wall. Any person with an eye or ear toward pop culture and consumer trends knows that traditional television viewership is declining.…
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Behind the Times: Playing Catch-Up with Privacy Law

March 9, 2015 9:31 am Ashley Jacques 0
March 9th, 2015 Behind the Times: Playing Catch-Up with Privacy Law By: Otis Comorau Article: Law Firm Founds Project to Fight ‘Revenge Porn,’ The New York Times, Jan. 29, 2015 http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2015/01/29/law-firm-founds-project-to-fight-revenge-porn/ While it is no secret that technological advancement often outpaces legal development, the problem is especially severe in the information privacy context.…
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Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge of NSA’s Internet Surveillance

March 9, 2015 9:28 am Ashley Jacques 0
March 9th, 2015 Federal Judge Dismisses Challenge of NSA’s Internet Surveillance By: Nicholas Morales https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2015/02/jewel-v-nsa-making-sense-disappointing-decision-over-mass-surveillance https://www.eff.org/cases/jewel Last month marked a blow for plaintiffs in Electronic Frontier Foundation’s (EFF) lawsuit against mass surveillance, Jewel v. NSA. EFF filed the class action suit on behalf of AT&T customers whose Internet history is being recorded by the National Security Agency.…
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Future of NSA Phone Surveillance Program Remains Unclear

March 5, 2015 3:32 pm Ashley Jacques 0
March 5th, 2015 Future of NSA Phone Surveillance Program Remains Unclear By: Matt Daly-Grafstein http://www.newsmax.com/US/nsa-megadata-phone-records/2015/03/03/id/627966/ http://www.defenseone.com/politics/2015/03/clock-ticking-congress-produce-nsa-surveillance-reform/106653/ Last week the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) extended a mandate for the operation of the NSA’s phone surveillance program until June 1st after receiving a specific request from the Obama administration.…
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To Beep or Not to Beep: The Ups and Downs of Smartphone Privacy

March 2, 2015 9:45 am Ashley Jacques 0
March 5th, 2015 To Beep or Not to Beep: The Ups and Downs of Smartphone Privacy  By Eliza Cohen  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21645180-smartphone-ubiquitous-addictive-and-transformative-planet-phones http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21645130-watch-out-hackersand-spooks-spy-your-pocket On February 19, the Intercept revealed that spies at GCHQ (Britain’s equivalent to the NSA) had stolen hundreds of thousands of encryption keys coded into Gemalto SIM cards in order to access conversations and data.…
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Gemalto hacking shows that NSA and GCHQ are not shy about targeting market leaders to weaken phone encryption security

February 27, 2015 11:59 am Ashley Jacques 0
February 27, 2015 Gemalto hacking shows that NSA and GCHQ are not shy about targeting market leaders to weaken phone encryption security https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/19/great-sim-heist/ http://www.gemalto.com/press/Pages/Gemalto-presents-the-findings-of-its-investigations-into-the-alleged-hacking-of-SIM-card-encryption-keys.aspx https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/02/25/gemalto-doesnt-know-doesnt-know/ http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/20/gemalto_sim_surveillance_fallout/ By: Edwin Mok On February 19, 2015, The Intercept reported that in 2010-2011 the American and British spy agencies had hacked the world’s largest manufacturer of SIM cards and stolen encryption keys, potentially allowing intelligence agencies to “monitor mobile communications without seeking or receiving approval from telecom companies and foreign governments”.…
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Department of Justice Warrant Requirement Proposed Amendment Concerning Electronic Surveillance in Anonymous Computer Sources Raises Serious Fourth Amendment Concerns

February 26, 2015 11:55 am Ashley Jacques 0
February 26th, 2015 Department of Justice Warrant Requirement Proposed Amendment Concerning Electronic Surveillance in Anonymous Computer Sources Raises Serious Fourth Amendment Concerns By: Breta Olsen http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2015/02/19/google_says_proposed_doj_rule_41_revision_is_monumental_fourth_amendment.html http://justsecurity.org/15018/justice-department-proposal-massive-expand-fbi-extraterritorial-surveillance/ https://www.aclu.org/blog/national-security/government-pursuit-less-secure-internet The DOJ has proposed an amendment to Rule 41 of Federal Criminal Procedure on a proposed amendment that would allow magistrate judges to issue search warrants outside of their jurisdiction that authorize the “use [of] remote access to search electronic storage media and to seize or copy electronically stored information” when the location of the computer source is unknown.…
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U.S. v. Winn

February 26, 2015 11:52 am Ashley Jacques 0
February 26th, 2015 U.S. v. Winn By: Siyuan Wang https://s3.amazonaws.com/s3.documentcloud.org/documents/1667465/sd-illinois-cellphone-20150209.pdf http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/02/23/court-invalidates-cell-phone-warrant-as-overbroad/ In this case, a man named Winn (the defendant) had been seen using his cell phone to photograph or videotape a group of minors in their swimsuits while rubbing his genitals.…
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Proposed Congressional Reform to Government Access to Emails

February 23, 2015 11:25 am Ashley Jacques 0
Panel 9 February 23rd, 2015 By: Alexia J Boyarsky Proposed Congressional Reform to Government Access to Emails http://thehill.com/policy/technology/230974-leahy-lee-ready-email-privacy-bill http://ivn.us/2015/02/16/240-u-s-reps-sign-bill-protecting-private-online-communications/ http://www.zdnet.com/article/ecpa-reform-will-kill-warrantless-email-searches/ New bi-partisan Congressional bill was introduced this week, resembling a similar bill from last year, that would require the government to get a warrant prior to obtaining access to any emails.…