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Politech category: privacy

Recent posts related to privacy

Politicians push for mandatory data retention laws, bipartisanly
Posted on 2008-04-23 15:21:16 / 1648 bytes

Judge rules defendant can't be forced to divulge PGP passphrase
Posted on 2007-12-14 18:42:41 / 1851 bytes

ITU botnet paper published in draft form, comments requested
Posted on 2007-11-26 02:17:51 / 2358 bytes

FTC Internet advertising summit in Washington this week
Posted on 2007-11-02 07:39:14 / 1353 bytes

Colorado sheriff creates roadblock so private firm can demand DNA blood samples
Posted on 2007-09-21 15:10:09 / 5650 bytes

Federal police will gain access to military spy satellites
Posted on 2007-08-17 01:42:00 / 1809 bytes

Whoops! Nevada governor accidentally posts Outlook password
Posted on 2007-07-20 12:25:41 / 1182 bytes

FBI remotely installs spyware to trace bomb threat
Posted on 2007-07-18 12:14:33 / 1908 bytes

Correction on security firms and detecting spyware
Posted on 2007-07-17 13:17:07 / 1486 bytes

Will security firms detect police spyware? A survey of 13 of them
Posted on 2007-07-17 11:03:12 / 1601 bytes

DEA key logger docs in Ecstasy drug case posted online
Posted on 2007-07-12 01:36:27 / 1431 bytes

DEA key logger used to eavesdrop in real time on alleged drug manufacturers
Posted on 2007-07-11 00:27:00 / 1324 bytes

Ethan Ackerman on politics behind Real ID and the immigration bill
Posted on 2007-06-28 18:50:09 / 2870 bytes

John Gilmore on Real ID and why the immigration bill died
Posted on 2007-06-28 18:48:16 / 5055 bytes

Senate backs away from Real ID Act
Posted on 2007-06-28 01:41:16 / 4299 bytes

Dispatches from 2007 Computers Freedom and Privacy conference in Montreal
Posted on 2007-05-05 00:23:24 / 1369 bytes

Real ID regulations: Five days left to tell Homeland Security to pull the plug
Posted on 2007-05-03 19:14:36 / 1518 bytes

EPIC urges Senate to kill Patriot Act section expanding FBI's national security letters
Posted on 2007-03-21 11:28:45 / 6587 bytes

Chip Pitts on NSA surveillance, data mining, and national security letters
Posted on 2007-03-20 23:39:30 / 795 bytes

FBI illegal use of eavesdropping powers: not just national security letters
Posted on 2007-03-20 23:35:48 / 3710 bytes

Real ID rebellion accelerates; ACLU's scorecard rates regulations
Posted on 2007-03-08 16:26:21 / 1835 bytes

Real ID Act regulations: a critique by Steven Adler
Posted on 2007-03-07 23:26:24 / 2664 bytes

Real ID Act regulations finally released by Homeland Security
Posted on 2007-03-07 00:42:52 / 1800 bytes

New Jersey, California officials like the Real ID Act
Posted on 2007-02-09 00:55:04 / 1796 bytes

Data retention bill officially surfaces in the U.S. Congress
Posted on 2007-02-06 23:45:57 / 1965 bytes

Details on German court banning police from remotely installing Trojan Horses
Posted on 2007-02-05 23:34:20 / 3337 bytes

German court bans police from installing Trojan Horses remotely
Posted on 2007-02-05 11:07:37 / 1831 bytes

Black Box Voting report on touch-screen machines and influence-peddling
Posted on 2007-01-31 00:15:41 / 12201 bytes

Update from Europe on data retention: What's happening now
Posted on 2007-01-29 13:14:27 / 3075 bytes

Maine becomes first state to reject Real ID
Posted on 2007-01-25 14:55:21 / 992 bytes

Computers, Freedom and Privacy 2007: Call for proposals for May 1-4 conference
Posted on 2007-01-24 01:14:43 / 11919 bytes

Data retention: Not just ISPs, but Google, domain registrars, and more?
Posted on 2007-01-24 01:06:38 / 5948 bytes

EPIC's 2006 privacy year in review
Posted on 2007-01-07 20:53:42 / 13826 bytes

FBI activates cell phones' microphones for surveillance when no call is being made?
Posted on 2006-12-01 17:32:17 / 2721 bytes

Refuse to show ID, get Tasered by angry cops with an attitude
Posted on 2006-11-16 16:26:30 / 3097 bytes

Report critiques federal government's Internet voting scheme
Posted on 2006-10-25 13:03:14 / 1870 bytes

Technical and privacy dimensions of terrorism prevention -- NRC call for papers
Posted on 2006-10-23 23:51:04 / 7646 bytes

Data retention endorsed by International Association of Chiefs of Police
Posted on 2006-10-23 23:46:05 / 6439 bytes

Real question on NSA tapping: How do we know if Bush complies with court order?
Posted on 2006-08-17 12:34:21 / 1011 bytes

License plate scanning: Balancing privacy with public safety, efficiency
Posted on 2006-08-17 12:26:26 / 2243 bytes

Federal judge orders halt to NSA spy program, rules it unconstitutional
Posted on 2006-08-17 12:04:20 / 894 bytes

AOL releases search info for 650, 000 users, offers glimpse into private lives
Posted on 2006-08-08 00:30:13 / 918 bytes

Indianapolis police test camera-scanner that reads license plates
Posted on 2006-08-01 08:57:03 / 1212 bytes

Bush administration appeals loss in NSA/ATT case to 9th Circuit
Posted on 2006-08-01 01:50:07 / 1167 bytes

Secret "watch lists" have nabbed more members of Congress than terrorists
Posted on 2006-07-24 11:39:59 / 1680 bytes

Lawsuit against AT&T over NSA spying can proceed, judge says
Posted on 2006-07-21 00:28:20 / 2851 bytes

Passenger list screening may have led to BetOnSports CEO's arrest
Posted on 2006-07-20 11:39:47 / 1789 bytes

California Supreme Court prohibits recording Californians without consent -- wherever you are
Posted on 2006-07-14 09:24:44 / 1695 bytes

White House deal says FISA court will review NSA spying
Posted on 2006-07-14 02:09:24 / 2899 bytes

FBI presses for dramatic expansion of wiretapping law; router makers targeted
Posted on 2006-07-10 14:55:31 / 1917 bytes