Feb 032023
 February 3, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Surveillance, U.S.

Zack Whittaker reports: A New York-based spyware maker has agreed to notify the individuals whose phones were compromised by its mobile surveillance software, following a deal with the New York attorney general’s office announced Thursday. Under the agreement, Patrick Hinchy, whose 16 companies promoted apps like PhoneSpector and Highster, will [Read More…]

Feb 012023
 February 1, 2023  Posted by  Business, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Colm Keena reports: An Oireachtas committee is to examine the existence of companies in Ireland involved in the production of spyware. Spyware technology can secretly turn a person’s smartphone into a surveillance device, allowing for remote access to the microphone and camera on the phone as well as to stored text [Read More…]

Jan 302023
 January 30, 2023  Posted by  Govt, Non-U.S., Surveillance

Andy Gregory of The Independent reports: British spies unlawfully retained people’s intercepted data for nearly five years, a landmark tribunal has ruled, with judges criticising “widespread corporate failure” at M15 and the Home Office. Under laws dubbed the Snoopers’ Charter by privacy campaigners, UK intelligence agencies are empowered on national security grounds to impose tight surveillance on collecting [Read More…]

Jan 302023
 January 30, 2023  Posted by  Business, Court, Govt, Laws, Surveillance

Citation: Kerr, Orin S., Terms of Service and Fourth Amendment Rights (January 29, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract= Abstract: Almost everything you do on the Internet is governed by Terms of Service. The language in Terms of Service typically gives Internet providers broad rights to address potential account misuse. But do [Read More…]