May 022016
 
 May 2, 2016  Court, Surveillance, U.S. 1 Response »

From EPIC.org: EPIC has filed a lawsuit challenging the Transportation Security Administration’s regulation for airport body scanners. The TSA announcement came nearly five years after a federal appeals court orderedthe agency to “promptly” solicit public comments on the controversial screening procedure. Public comments overwhelmingly favored less invasive security screenings. But the TSA decided it may now mandate body scanners at [Read More…]

May 022016
 

Martyn Williams reports: A California court has dismissed part of a lawsuit brought by Twitter that challenges U.S. government restrictions on what it can say about surveillance requests on its users. Twitter sued the government in 2014, alleging that the restrictions, which are common to all Internet service providers, infringe its First Amendment right [Read More…]

May 012016
 

Matt Hamilton and Richard Winton report: As the world watched the FBI spar with Apple this winter in an attempt to hack into a San Bernardino shooter’s iPhone, federal officials were quietly waging a different encryption battle in a Los Angeles courtroom. There, authorities obtained a search warrant compelling the girlfriend of an [Read More…]