Aug 012014
 

Vivian Ho reports: The San Jose Police Department has become the first Bay Area law enforcement agency to acquire a drone, department officials confirmed Wednesday, but guidelines for its use have not been developed. Department officials got the unmanned aircraft in January for just under $7,000 in federal grant money for the purpose of aiding [...]

Aug 012014
 

Greg Miller reports: CIA employees improperly searched computers used by Senate investigators involved in a multi-year probe of the agency’s use of harsh interrogation measures on terrorism suspects, according to the findings of an internal agency inquiry that prompted CIA Director John Brennan to apologize to lawmakers this week. Ten agency employees, including two lawyers and three [...]

Aug 012014
 

From EPIC: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled in favor of EPIC today in a Freedom of Information Act case seeking the full text of National Security Presidential Directive 54, a previously-secret Presidential order granting the government broad authority over cybersecurity matters. EPIC successfully obtained the Directive from the NSA, and the DC Circuit [...]

Jul 312014
 

A judge has ruled against Microsoft Corp., saying U.S. law enforcement can force the company to turn over emails it stores in Ireland. Loretta Preska, a federal judge in New York, ruled from the bench Thursday after hearing oral arguments. Read more of this Associated Press report on CBS. See also Zack Whittaker’s report on [...]

Jul 312014
 

Dana Liebelson writes: US law enforcement and intelligence agencies are hitting Twitter with more information requests about its users than ever before, and in most cases the social network is handing over some data, according to a new  report released by the company  on Thursday. Twitter notes that many of the government demands, which are [...]

Jul 312014
 

Soo Kim reports: All mobile phones logged into the Wi-Fi network at Helsinki Airport will be monitored by an in-house tracking system that identifies passengers’ real-time movements. The technology has been criticised by privacy advocate groups, but is said to be aimed at monitoring crowds and preventing bottlenecking at the airport, which sees around 15 [...]

Jul 312014
 

Fox News reports: The University of Delaware Police have arrested a campus peeper. They said a grad student put hidden cameras in campus bathrooms for the past two years. The university’s students learned about the arrest and the invasion of privacy Friday following a month long investigation. Read more on MyFoxDC Among its efforts, the [...]