Nov 222014
 

Peter Dujardin reports: A civil liberties group contends Virginia’s attorney general’s office is not following steps outlined in state law to provide insight into the gathering of telephone records by police departments and sheriff’s offices statewide. For at least 10 years, the attorney general’s office has been submitting required annual reports to the General Assembly […]

Nov 222014
 

Cory Bennett reports: A judge Friday unsealed a trove of court documents that could shed light on a secret cellphone tracking program used by police nationwide. The judge in Charlotte, N.C., acted after a petition from the Charlotte Observer to make the documents public. Included are 529 requests from local Charlotte-Mecklenburg police asking judges to approve the use of […]

Nov 222014
 

A press release from Privacy International, sent on to us by Joe Cadillic: Governments across Central Asia have deployed advanced surveillance systems, including monitoring centres capable of spying on an entire country’s communications, according to a new investigative report published today by Privacy International. The comprehensive report, “Private Interests: Monitoring Central Asia”, contains personal accounts […]