U.S. Supreme Court wrestles with Microsoft data privacy fight

Supreme Court justices wrestled with Microsoft’s dispute with the US Justice Department over whether prosecutors can force technology companies to hand over data stored overseas, with some signaling support for the government and others urging Con

Sens Wyden, Paul, Leahy, Daines Question DOJ Over Government Surveillance of Americans’ Location Information

Sens Ron Wyden (D-OR), Rand Paul (R-KY), Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Steve Daines (R-MT) asked the Department of Justice a series of questions about when and how the government can collect information about Americans’ location, in a bipartisan letter

A New Age of Warfare: How Internet Mercenaries Do Battle for Authoritarian Governments

Sophisticated surveillance, once the domain of world powers, is increasingly available on the private market. Smaller countries are seizing on the tools — sometimes for darker purposes.

Attorney General Barr levels state-secrets claim in Twitter suit

Attorney General William Barr has asserted the state secrets privilege for the first known time since he was sworn in in Feb, using the controversial legal tool in a lawsuit brought by the social media company Twitter over its bid to publish a mor

Huawei is better positioned to spy on us than we think

The United States and its allies are arguing over whether governments should use telecommunications equipment manufactured by Huawei. However, 5G is not the only important communications network.

Disputed NSA Phone Program Is Shut Down, Aide Says

The National Security Agency has quietly shut down a system that analyzes logs of Americans’ domestic calls and texts, according to a senior Republican congressional aide, halting a program that has touched off disputes about privacy and the rule

Huawei Frightens Europe's Data Protectors. America Does, Too

As the US pushes ahead with the “Cloud Act” it enacted about a year ago, Europe is scrambling to curb its reach.


Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 10:00 to 12:00

The purpose of the forum, which is open to the public and members of the media, is for Board Members to hear from experts about current and emerging challenges related to the Board’s mission: ensuring that efforts by the Executive Branch to protect the nation from terrorism appropriately safeguard privacy and civil liberties. The forum will inform the Board as it develops its agenda for 2019 and beyond.

Prisons Across the US Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People's Voice Prints

In New York and other states across the country, authorities are acquiring technology to extract and digitize the voices of incarcerated people into unique biometric signatures, known as voice prints.