Jun 272016
 
 June 27, 2016  Election2016, Non-U.S., Surveillance Comments Off on Where Do The Major Australian Political Parties Stand On Privacy And Encryption This Election?
Where Do The Major Australian Political Parties Stand On Privacy And Encryption This Election?

Rae Johnston reports: Lobby group Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) has called on all political parties to support encryption and privacy technologies, as it was revealed where a selection of the major parties stand on surveillance, encryption, copyright issues and censorship. Read more on Gizmodo (AU). In an Open Letter to [Read More…]

Apr 262016
 
 April 26, 2016  Breaches, Election2016 Comments Off on Presidential campaign apps expose personal data, report says

Cory Bennett reports: Over half of presidential campaign-related smartphone apps on Android devices are exposing users’ sensitive data, according to new research. Presidential campaigns — and the groups that support them — are increasingly using smartphone apps to try to attract voters. Yet those behind these apps have not taken [Read More…]

Feb 292016
 
 February 29, 2016  Election2016, Surveillance Comments Off on NSA Spying, Privacy and the Fourth Amendment: The Views of U.S. Presidential Candidates

Michael T. Bucci writes: What are the positions of U.S. presidential candidates on NSA domestic spying, personal privacy and the Fourth Amendment?….. Donald Trump would be “fine” with restoring provisions of the Patriot Act to allow the NSA to once again collect American phone metadata in bulk. Ted Cruz has denounced hoarding [Read More…]

Jan 302016
 
 January 30, 2016  Election2016, Featured News 2 Responses »

Caidan Cowger writes: Across social media, pictures of “Voting Violation” mailers issued by the Cruz campaign have been circulating. The mailers include the party affiliation of the resident, along with their regularity grade of caucusing. Labeled in all capital letters, one side of the card read,  “ELECTION ALERT,” “VOTER VIOLATION,” “PUBLIC RECORD,” [Read More…]