Apr 192014

Turkey’s embattled premier made a formal complaint to the country’s top court on Friday, saying secret recordings spread on the Internet were a violation of his family’s rights. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the Constitutional Court that the failure of social media websites to remove leaked recordings featuring him and his family were a [...]

Apr 192014

A student privacy bill, mentioned previously on this blog, had gotten hung up in the Louisiana legislature last month.  Ashley Bateman has an update: A bill is making its way through the Louisiana legislature would revamp how schools and the state collect student data. Passed by the House and awaiting a vote in the Senate [...]

Apr 182014

Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports: Two members of the U.S. Supreme Court indicated on Thursday night that the court will ultimately have to decide the legality of National Security Agency surveillance activities. The two justices, Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, made the comments during a public event at the National Press Club in Washington. [...]

Apr 172014

David Kravets reports: A federal appeals court is holding in contempt the operator of a now-defunct e-mail service because he refused to abide by a court order and turn over the crypto keys and expose Lavabit’s 400,000 customers to the government’s prying eyes. Equally troubling as that Wednesday decision by the Fourth US Circuit Court [...]