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Microsoft Lawsuit vs. Secret Government Searches Moves Ahead

Microsoft Lawsuit vs. Secret Government Searches Moves Ahead

By Martha Bellisle | Feb 11
A judge refused the U.S. government's request to throw out a lawsuit from Microsoft that claims a federal law is unconstitutional because it prohibits technology companies from telling customers when the government demands their electronic data.

British Officials Arrest 2 in Hacking of DC Police Surveillance Cameras

British Officials Arrest 2 in Hacking of DC Police Surveillance Cameras

Feb 6
Two people have been arrested in London in the hacking of storage devices that record data from police surveillance cameras in Washington, D.C.

Reporters' Spy Saga Gives Glimpse of U.K. Surveillance Culture

Reporters' Spy Saga Gives Glimpse of U.K. Surveillance Culture

By Raphael Stater | Feb 1
British journalist Julia Breen's scoop about racism at her local police force didn't just get her on the front page, it got her put under surveillance.

Want to Track Cellphones? Get a Warrant, Lawmakers Say

Want to Track Cellphones? Get a Warrant, Lawmakers Say

By Dave Collins | Jan 30
Law enforcement cellphone tracking devices are coming under scrutiny in several states, where lawmakers have introduced proposals ranging from warrant requirements to an outright ban on the technology.

Appeals Court Denies Full Hearing in Data Surveillance Case

Appeals Court Denies Full Hearing in Data Surveillance Case

By Larry Neumeister | Jan 27
A federal appeals court said Tuesday it won't rehear a panel's decision letting companies like Microsoft refuse to turn over to the government customer emails stored overseas.

Shhh, Your Washing Machine Might Overhear You

Shhh, Your Washing Machine Might Overhear You

By Bree Fowler and Mae Anderson | Jan 7
Alexa, are you spying on me? It's a fair question in light of attempts by authorities investigating the slaying of an Arkansas man to obtain voice recordings collected by an Amazon Echo speaker and its Alexa digital assistant.

Yahoo Reportedly Scanned Emails for NSA, FBI

Yahoo Reportedly Scanned Emails for NSA, FBI

Oct 9
A surprising new report suggests Yahoo spied on its customers' email accounts for the government with a secret surveillance program.

Police Tracking Social Media During Protests Stirs Concerns

By Sadie Gurman | Oct 8
Increasingly common tools that allow police to conduct real-time social media surveillance during protests are drawing criticism from civil liberties advocates.

Comey: FBI Wants 'Adult Conversation' on Device Encryption

By Eric Tucker | Aug 31
Widespread encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark," FBI Director James Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium.

Activist Discovers iPhone Spyware, Sparking Security Update

By Raphael Satter, Jon Gambrell, and Daniella Cheslow | Aug 27
Hidden behind a link in a text message was a highly targeted form of spyware crafted to take advantage of three previously undisclosed weaknesses in Apple's mobile operating system.

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