Jul 272021
 July 27, 2021  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Govt, Online, Surveillance, U.S.

Service Looked Through People’s Posts Prior to Street Protests Washington D.C.—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Postal Service and its inspection agency seeking records about a covert program to secretly comb through online posts of social media users before street protests, raising [Read More…]

Jul 262021
 July 26, 2021  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Todd Feathers reports that ShotSpotter data were altered in ways that supported a police version of events in a shooting.  The prosecution has since withdrawn the ShotsSpotter evidence from the case. “Through this human-involved method, the ShotSpotter output in this case was dramatically transformed from data that did not support [Read More…]

Jul 232021
 July 23, 2021  Posted by  Featured News, Laws, U.S.

From EPIC.org: The House of Representatives passed the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act (H.R. 2668) Tuesday on a 221-205 vote. The bill explicitly authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to seek monetary relief for injured consumers in federal court and to require bad actors to return money obtained through illegal actions. [Read More…]