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Obama signs “BuySecure” Initiative to Speed EMV Adoption in the US

Home Depot, Target also promised to start using chip-and-pin terminals by Jan 2015. Continue reading

Cops Need a Warrant to Grab Your Cell Tower Data, Florida Court Rules

Cops Need a Warrant to Grab Your Cell Tower Data, Florida Court Rules

Americans may have a Florida drug dealer to thank for expanding our right to privacy. Police departments around the country have been collecting phone metadata from telecoms and using a sophisticated spy tool to track people through their mobile phones—often without obtaining a warrant. But a new ruling out of Florida has curbed the activity […]

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Debate: Does Mass Phone Data Collection Violate The 4th Amendment?

In the latest Intelligence Squared debate, John Yoo and other legal scholars faced off over the constitutionality of the National Security Agency’s phone surveillance program. Continue reading

When does an app need regulating?

Should you be worried about health apps? Continue reading

‘Revenge porn’ illegal under new law

People who post so-called “revenge porn” pictures and videos onto the internet could face two years in jail under a new law. Continue reading

Britons Seek ‘Right to Be Forgotten’

One in 10 requests for web links to be removed from search results under European “right to be forgotten” laws have come from the UK, Google says. Continue reading

Twitter Is Suing The U.S. Over Free Speech (Its Own)

Twitter sued the federal government because it stopped the tech company from disclosing government requests for user information. Twitter says the current disclosure rules aren’t transparent enough. Continue reading

Judge Rejects Defense That FBI Illegally Hacked Silk Road—On a Technicality

Judge Rejects Defense That FBI Illegally Hacked Silk Road—On a Technicality

The judge argues that even if the FBI did hack the Silk Road server, Ross Ulbricht hadn’t sufficiently demonstrated that it belonged to him, and thus can’t claim that his privacy rights were violated by its search.

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Obama Reiterates His Opposition to Internet ‘Fast Lanes’ – 10 Oct 2014

The president gave a strong signal to his Democratic appointees to the Federal Communications Commission that he wants them to heed those opposing Internet fast lanes. Continue reading

Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia- 29 September 2014

29 September 2014- The Washington Post Maker of StealthGenie, an app used for spying, is indicted in Virginia

MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code- 22 September 2014

22 September 2014- Wired MIT Students Battle State’s Demand for Their Bitcoin Miner’s Source Code

For Car Buyers, the Repo Man is Just a Click Away- 25 September 2014

25 September 2014- Popular Science For Car Buyers, The Repo Man Is Just A Click Away

FBI boss: Apple’s iPhone, iPad Encryption Puts People ‘Above the Law’- 25 September 2014

25 September 2014- The Register FBI boss: Apple’s iPhone, iPad encryption puts people ‘Above the Law’

Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash Bug Could Break Security for Years- 24 September 2014

24 September 2014- The Verge Worse than Heartbleed? Today’s Bash bug could break security for years

Army Cyber Chief: Let’s Get Closer To Industry- 11 September 2014

11 September 2014- Defense News Army Cyber Chief: Let’s Get Closer To Industry

TOR Users Become FBI’s No.1 Hacking Target After Legal Power Grab- 19 September 2014

19 September 2014- The Register TOR users become FBI’s No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

Peter Thiel: “Technology Stalled in 1970″- 18 September 2014

18 September 2014- MIT Technology Review Peter Thiel: “Technology Stalled in 1970″

Kremlin Wants to ‘Protect Russian Cyberspace from Unpredictable West’- 19 September 2014

19 September 2014- Security Week Kremlin Wants to ‘Protect Russian Cyberspace from Unpredictable West’

Comcast Declares War on Tor?- 13 September 2014

13 September 2014- Deep.Dot.Web Comcast Declares War on Tor?

EBay’s PayPal Unit to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments- 8 September 2014

8 September 2014- Bloomberg EBay’s PayPal Unit to Start Accepting Bitcoin Payments