Orin Kerr writes: Thanks to Will’s excellent post below, I now think I was wrong before in my earlier approach to Maynard. My sense now is that the correct approach is to say that the Supreme Court didn’t reach the Maynard question of whether GPS tracking is a search under Katz. As a result, there is still a circuit split on [...]
Sheri Qualters reports: A federal appeals court on Tuesday heard two cases about warrantless tracking, a procedure fraught with uncertainty in the wake of a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that held such GPS uses are Fourth Amendment searches. U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit Chief Judge Sandra Lynch, with senior judges Kermit [...]
Jessica Guynn reports: U.S. policymakers are taking a closer look at facial recognition, thrusting privacy concerns over the controversial technology back into the spotlight. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration, a division of the Commerce Department, said Tuesday it planned to study the technology and its use in the private sector. The announcement comes after [...]
Revelations about the extent of the surveillance programmes undertaken by the NSA and GCHQ – as well as their efforts to undermine online security and encryption – have provoked fierce reaction around the world, sparking technical innovations, legal challenges, and moves towards political reform. Read more on The Guardian.
Adam Henschke writes: Ex-National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden’s various leaks – the most recent being a slide showing that the NSA infected 50,000 of computer networks with remote-controlled spyware – confirm that state intelligence agencies around the world have been collecting and analysing people’s behaviour online for years. Many people now feel that their online privacy and [...]
Nick DiVito reports: The once-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has mishandled demands to reveal the government’s attempted justifications of its program of collecting the call and email data of Americans, a media coalition said. Reporters Committee for the Freedom of the Press filed the amicus brief with the FISC, just before Thanksgiving last week, alongside [...]
CBS New York reports: The NYPD wants business owners to help solve crime in one Harlem precinct by turning their security cameras to the street. As 1010 WINS’ Gary Baumgarten reported Saturday, police believe crime has spun out of control in the 32nd Precinct, which is bounded by St. Nicholas and Bradhurst avenues on the [...]