Aug 252016

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports On the morning of August 10, Ahmed Mansoor, a 46-year-old human rights activist from the United Arab Emirates, received a strange text message from a number he did not recognize on his iPhone. “New secrets about torture of Emiratis in state prisons,” read the tantalizing message, which [Read More…]

Aug 252016
 August 25, 2016  Breaches, Business, Court, Online, U.S. No Responses »

I approve! Michael O’Keeffe and Ginger Adams Otis report: Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul scored a big win Thursday in his invasion-of-privacy lawsuit against ESPN. A Florida judge said Pierre-Paul can sue the sports news network and reporter Adam Schefter for posting his private medical records online for millions to [Read More…]

Aug 242016
 August 24, 2016  Breaches, Court No Responses »

The Cook County Record reports: A Cook County judge was right to dismiss a complaint sportscaster Erin Andrews filed against the Chicago-based company that managed the online reservation system for the Columbus, Ohio, hotel in which she was illegally recorded, an Illinois appeals court has ruled. The Illinois First District [Read More…]

Aug 232016
 August 23, 2016  Breaches, Surveillance No Responses »

Scary stuff on so many levels. Andrada Fiscutean reports: Turkish investigative journalist Barış Pehlivan spent 19 months in jail, accused of terrorism based on documents found on his work computer. But when digital forensics experts examined his PC, they discovered that those files were put there by someone who removed the hard drive [Read More…]