Feb 232017
 

Sarah Lazare writes: Law enforcement is compelling Apple and Facebook to hand over the personal information of users who were mass arrested at protests against the inauguration of Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., AlterNet has confirmed. The tech giants appear to be complying with the data-mining requests, amid mounting concerns [Read More…]

Feb 212017
 
Congress Contemplates Making it Illegal to Protect Consumer Privacy Online

Ernesto Falcon of EFF writes: Cable and telephone companies are pushing Congress to make it illegal for the federal government to protect online consumer privacy. When you go online you reveal a tremendous amount of private information about yourself. What you browse, what you purchase, who you communicate with—all reveal [Read More…]

Feb 172017
 
 February 17, 2017  Laws, Online No Responses »

Bryan Schott reports: One Utah lawmaker wants to take action against those who dig up personal information about someone and post it online to intimidate them. Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, has filed an anti-doxing bill which makes it a second-degree felony if someone posts personal information online, and that information [Read More…]

Feb 172017
 

John Leonard reports: Riseup, the Seattle-based collective that provides secure online communication tools designed for social activists, has confirmed that it received warrants from the FBI to inspect two users’ emails. Riseup users had warned on social media that the group’s “warrant canary” had not been updated for the Winter 2016 [Read More…]