Mark Sherman of AP reports: The Supreme Court is intervening in a digital-age privacy dispute between the Trump administration and Microsoft over emails stored abroad. The justices say Monday they will hear the administration’s appeal of a lower court ruling in favor of Microsoft. The court held the emails sought [Read More…]
Rainey Reitman writes: A key legal linchpin for the National Security Agency’s vast Internet surveillance program is scheduled to disappear in under 90 days. Section 702 of FISA—enacted in 2008 with little public awareness about the scope and power of the NSA’s surveillance of the Internet—supposedly directs the NSA’s powerful [Read More…]
RadioFreeEurope RadioLiberty reports: A Russian court has imposed an 800,000 ruble ($14,000) fine on Telegram for refusing to provide the Federal Security Service (FSB) with encryption keys to the popular messaging app. Judge Yulia Danilchik issued the ruling on October 16 at Moscow’s Meshchansky District Court. Read more on RFERL.
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. Trying to determine the health needs and prevalence of problems for LGBT patients in the UK has seemingly led to a totally disgraceful position that doctors should routinely ask – and record answers to – questions about patients’ sexual orientation. Stephen [Read More…]