Israeli spyware maker NSO Group has taken a leaf out of Hollywood in an attempt to avoid any legal repercussions from making and selling tools that hack WhatsApp users' phones.
ByteDance on Tuesday appealed to a federal appellate court seeking to overturn a sweeping Trump administration order requiring the company to divest itself of its popular TikTok platform—at least in the United States.
Location data shouldn’t be accessible to government agencies without a warrant thanks to a 2017 Supreme Court ruling.Court documents from an arson case have revealed that Google regularly gives information to law enforcement on anyone who has searched a particular keyword, including physical addresses.
According to court records from an arson case in Florida, Google regularly provides information to law enforcement about people that search a particular term or physical location using a Google service like Google Search or Google Maps.
Popular file sharing service MEGA recently shared the content of a user's suspended account after the FBI provided the service with a list of potential passwords in a child abuse case, according to court records.
But a recently unsealed court document found that investigators can request such data in reverse order by asking Google to disclose everyone who searched a keyword rather than for information on a known suspect.
On the plus side, the CJEU does say that information and evidence obtained as a result of indiscriminate retention of traffic and location data in breach of EU law should be disregarded in court cases.
The groups specifically took issue with the U.K.'s Investigatory Powers Act, a 2015 French decree related to specialized intelligence services, and a Belgian law on collection and retention of communications data that was introduced in 2016.
(It is worth noting that despite Amazon's stated policy that customers can still access their previously purchased Kindle library even if their account is suspended, Nygaard couldn't download her books to a new device because her account was suspended.
In 2013, Edward Snowden, a contractor with the NSA, leaked documents to journalists that exposed the United States mass surveillance program of Americans’ telephone records.
“While the UK applies EU data protection rules during the transition period, certain aspects of its system may change in the future or be implemented in a manner that differs from the approach of the EU such as rules on international transfers,” an EU official said.
It's routine for Apple to comply with court-issued search warrants, but the cooperation contrasts with Attorney General William Barr's previous complaints that Apple has hindered investigations by refusing to help unlock suspects' iPhones.
The Safe Harbor Privacy Principles issued by the US Department of Commerce in July 2000 was the first framework for regulating transatlantic exchanges of personal data for commercial purposes between the European Union and the United States.
About five million British kids under 13 years old were allegedly exploited on Youtube, as per the class-action lawsuit filed against the video-sharing platform.McCann claims on the filing that Youtube allegedly breaches the privacy rights and data of their children users in the country.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled what many of us knew for a long time: that the NSA program to spy on American phone records was completely illegal.Privacy News Online is brought to you by Private Internet Access, the world’s most trusted VPN service.
A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Thursday that the once-secret National Security Agency program that is systematically collecting Americans’ phone records in bulk is illegal […] The court, in a unanimous ruling written by Judge Gerard E.
(Reuters) - Seven years after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle on the mass surveillance of Americans’ telephone records, an appeals court has found the program was unlawful - and that the U.S. intelligence leaders who publicly defended it were not telling the truth.
ShareTweet The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has just ruled that the “NSA’s bulk collection of Americans’ phone records was illegal.” For years, the NSA has conducted a domestic mass surveillance program on Americans’ phone records with little to no resistance from other arms of the government but lots of resistance from civil liberties and privacy advocates within the States.
Judge Marsha Berzon's opinion, which contains a half-dozen references to the role of former NSA contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden in disclosing the NSA metadata program, concludes that the "bulk collection" of such data violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. The call-tracking effort began without court authorization under President George W.
(AP) — A former Army Green Beret living in northern Virginia was arrested on Friday, charged with divulging military secrets about his unit’s activities in former Soviet republics during more than a decade of contacts with Russian intelligence.
As Uber's chief security officer, Joe Sullivan broke the law by hushing up the theft of millions of people's details from the app maker's databases by hackers, prosecutors say.
BREIN, the active and prolific Dutch anti-piracy group that is usually targeting large platforms and content distribution networks, is now laying out a more encompassing plan.
“When you look at [former FBI Director James] Comey and [former FBI Deputy Director Andrew] McCabe, and [former CIA Director John] Brennan — and, excuse me, the man that sat at this desk, President Obama, got caught spying on my campaign with Biden.
The Court of Appeal said that three of the five arguments put forward by Bridges and Liberty in their case were valid, including the lack of guidance and rules as to when the force could use AFR and who would be on the database of images in the watch list.
ShareTweet The New Jersey Supreme Court has ruled that passcodes aren’t protected by the Fifth Amendment.The rationale in these states is that while law enforcement may know about certain incriminating documents that could be accessed if the passcode were provided, providing the passcode allows access to absolutely everything on the phone – which could turn up additional evidence that prosecutors didn’t know about.