Aug 222014
 

David Meyer reports: Apple has halted downloads of the anonymous messaging app Secret from its Brazilian App Store, following a preliminary injunction by a Vitória civil court earlier this week. According to local media reports, Secret is still in Apple‘s Brazilian App Store but cannot be downloaded. iOS users with non-Brazilian accounts can apparently still download the app, and there’s no [...]

Aug 222014
 

Back in 2011 and over on DataBreaches.net, I covered the leak of Labour Party donors by a blogger, Cameron Slater. The database included “a mailing list containing the names and email addresses of about 18,000 supporters and a list of hundreds of recent online donations, complete with names and amounts given.” Slater denied any hacking [...]

Aug 212014
 

The Identity Project posted this last week: A  lawsuit filed today  in Federal District Court in Michigan challenges “the widespread government practice of placing names on watch lists without providing individuals with any notice of the factual basis for their placement and without offering a meaningful opportunity to contest the designation.” Read more on Papers, [...]

Aug 212014
 

 Rejecting claims by New York City government officials that taxi drivers have virtually no right of privacy while on the job, attorneys for The Rutherford Institute have asked a federal appeals court to declare unconstitutional the practice of requiring taxi cab drivers to attach GPS devices to their taxis in order to have their movements [...]

Aug 212014
 

Rochelle Olson reports: In two unanimous rulings, the Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday curbed law enforcers’ ability to search and seize personal possessions. The more significant ruling, written by Justice Christopher Dietzen, extended U.S. constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure to Minnesota civil, not just criminal, matters. Read more on Star Tribune.

Aug 202014
 

From EFF: The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) today filed an amicus brief in Klayman v. Obama, a high-profile lawsuit that challenges mass surveillance, arguing that Americans’ telephone metadata deserves the highest protection of the Fourth Amendment. Larry Klayman, conservative activist and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, was [...]

Aug 142014
 

More objections to the $8.5M Google settlement. Elizabeth Warmadam reports: A federal judge should not let Google pay $8.5 million to settle multitrillion-dollar allegations over its leak of user information, a consumer advocacy group complained. The Center for Class Action Fairness, on behalf of objectors Melissa Holyoak and Theodore Frank, said “class members will see [...]