Sep 032015
 
 September 3, 2015  Surveillance No Responses »

Darren Boyle reports: The FBI has admitted to gathering secret intelligence about the annual Burning Man festival since 2010. In response to a request under the 2012 Freedom of Information Act, the security service said its Special Events Management unit has kept files on festival-goers, known as ‘burners’ – to [Read More…]

Sep 032015
 

From the U.S. Department of Justice: The Justice Department today announced a new policy for its use of cell-site simulators that will enhance transparency and accountability, improve training and supervision, establish a higher and more consistent legal standard and increase privacy protections in relation to law enforcement’s use of this [Read More…]

Sep 032015
 
 September 3, 2015  Laws, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

Adam Mazmanian reports: A Senate bill to standardize the way the government treats email for the purposes of law enforcement access could clear an important hurdle when Congress returns from its summer recess. The measure will get a markup in the Judiciary Committee, according to a spokesperson Utah Republican Mike [Read More…]