The federal government is looking for a way to relax the laws to make it simpler for law enforcement agents to target and compromise the computers of suspects involved in criminal cases.
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The White House released a five-point plan that would end bulk collection of phone call metadata by the government as it exists today.
The Google transparency report shows an increase in user requests from the government but a drop in compliance from the company.
Multiple efforts to reform the NSA’s surveillance activities, including a White House proposal, demonstrate that public debate still carries weight.
Privacy experts are concerned that the Obama administration’s legislative proposal to end the NSA’s bulk collection of phone records may be weaker than other similar proposed bills.
Politicians and policy analysts, discussing the issue in a panel Monday, said that there is room for sensible regulation without repeating the mistakes of the Crypto Wars of the 1990s.
Time Warner released its first transparency report on Friday, reporting 12,000 government and law enforcement requests and between 0-249 national security orders.
A quick research project done by a graduate student at Stanford on the security of hashed MAC addresses in retail analytics software has shown that time and the inevitable advancement of technology have are the greatest enemies of cryptography.
In a letter sent to President Obama and members of Congress, former members and staff of the Church Committee on intelligence said that the revelations of the NSA activities have caused “a crisis of public confidence” and encouraged the formation of a new committee to undertake “significant and public reexamination of intelligence community practices”.
Mark Zuckerberg is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Actually, he is going to take it, because we all are going to take it, at least for the foreseeable future.