DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

In one of the documents, the department proposed that Congress grant the attorney general power to ask the chief judge of any district court to pause court proceedings “whenever the district court is fully or partially closed by virtue of any natural disaster, civil disobedience, or other emergency situation.”.

The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

The Right to Anonymity is Vital to Free Expression: Now and Always

And yet, our right to anonymity online remains at risk.But most importantly, there are myriad reasons why anonymity and pseudonymity remain vital tools for free expression and safety.EFF was able to successfully appeal in District Court, however, and Darkspilver’s anonymity remains protected.

Ring hit with class action lawsuit for 'failure to take basic security precautions'

Ring hit with class action lawsuit for 'failure to take basic security precautions'

The lawsuit, which was filed earlier this month in the United States District Court, claims that Ring has shirked basic security measures that would help protect camera owners' accounts, even though the company has known that its devices are a popular target for hackers.

Google's Street View Privacy Settlement Moves Forward

Google's Street View Privacy Settlement Moves Forward

by Wendy Davis @wendyndavis, 10 hours ago Google's $13 million settlement of a privacy lawsuit stemming from data collection by Street View cars moved forward Wednesday, when U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco granted the deal preliminary approval.

TSA: Forced Strip-Search No More Offensive Than Voluntarily Using a Locker Room

TSA: Forced Strip-Search No More Offensive Than Voluntarily Using a Locker Room

What we do know from the TSA’s 24-page reply to the lawsuit (.pdf), a motion to dismiss filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Oklahoma, is that they don’t think they should be held responsible.

Google and University of Chicago sued over patient records

Google and University of Chicago sued over patient records

The lawsuit, filed Wednesday in US District Court for Northern Illinois, accuses the hospital of sharing hundreds of thousands of patient records with the tech giant without removing date stamps and doctor's notes. "The University of Chicago Medical Center has complied with the laws and regulations applicable to patient privacy," a University of Chicago spokesman said.

Court convicts man of drug possession but rules GPS probe without warrant illegal

Court convicts man of drug possession but rules GPS probe without warrant illegal

The Asahikawa District Court sentenced 46-year-old Masayuki Tanikawa, a former gangster, to six years in prison and fined him 1.5 million yen for possessing 61 grams of stimulant drugs.

Appeals Court Doesn't Buy Government's National Security Assertions; Says Lawsuit Against FBI Can Continue

Appeals Court Doesn't Buy Government's National Security Assertions; Says Lawsuit Against FBI Can Continue

The panel further held that the district court should have reviewed any state secrets evidence necessary for a determination of whether the alleged surveillance was unlawful following the secrecy-protective procedure set forth in FISA.

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case

Chelsea Manning jailed for refusing to testify to grand jury in WikiLeaks case

‘I spent seven years fighting to survive’: Chelsea Manning on whistleblowing and WikiLeaks Read more US district judge Claude Hilton held Manning in contempt of court and ordered her jailed on Friday after a brief hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, where Manning confirmed she has no intention of testifying.

Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

Dutch surgeon wins landmark 'right to be forgotten' case

However, in what is said to be the first right to be forgotten case involving medical negligence by a doctor, the district court of Amsterdam subsequently ruled the surgeon had “an interest in not indicating that every time someone enters their full name in Google’s search engine, (almost) immediately the mention of her name appears on the ‘blacklist of doctors’, and this importance adds more weight than the public’s interest in finding this information in this way”.

Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules

Cops Can't Force People to Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, Court Rules

On Friday, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that requiring a suspect to unlock a device using their biometric data like face identification or an iris scan would be a violation of their Fifth Amendment protections against self-incrimination.

FBI tracks American woman wanted over fatal hit-and-run to Adelaide

FBI tracks American woman wanted over fatal hit-and-run to Adelaide

Documents from the United States District Court allege Ms Chan Reyes was travelling at a "high rate of speed" when she hit the 46-year-old man, who was dragged about 270 metres under her sports car.

EPIC Files Appeals with D.C. Circuit, Seeks Release of 'Predictive Analytics Report'

EPIC Files Appeals with D.C. Circuit, Seeks Release of 'Predictive Analytics Report'

EPIC has appealed a federal district court decision for the release of a "Predictive Analytics Report." The district court backed the Department of Justice when the agency claimed the "presidential communications privilege." But neither the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals nor the Supreme Court has ever permitted a federal agency to invoke that privilege in a FOIA case.

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

US government loses bid to force Facebook to wiretap Messenger calls

A joint federal and state law enforcement effort investigating the MS-13 gang had pushed a district court to hold the social networking giant in contempt of court for refusing to permit real-time listening in on voice calls.

“Get a warrant”—Florida appeals court admonishes cops in two murder cases

“Get a warrant”—Florida appeals court admonishes cops in two murder cases

Florida, the Fourth District reversed a lower court ruling that denied the suppression of cell-site location information (CSLI).