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EFF Opposes Government's State Secrets Claim in Wiretapping Case

October 14, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF filed its latest brief in the Jewel v. NSA case, aiming to stop the government from engaging in mass warrantless collection of emails, phone calls, and customer records of ordinary Americans. The matter is set for hearing on December 14, 2012 in federal court in San Francisco...

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Landmark Ruling: Insiders Aren't Hacking if You Gave them Access

October 08, 2012 Added by:Rafal Los

What happens if you go perusing through your corporate file-share lists, applications directories and such... and find some interesting stuff that you aren't technically supposed to have access to yet the controls in place have no problem giving you permission? Does anyone notice?

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New Book Details the NSA’s Warrantless Wiretapping Program

October 07, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Three more NSA whistleblowers, including William Binney a former high ranking official involved with the program during its infancy, also submitted affidavits laying out how the NSA illegally spied on Americans in the aftermath of 9/11...

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Service Agreements Kill Privacy, But Can They Create It Too?

October 03, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The Fourth Amendment has not kept up with technology. And a recent case decided by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals highlights the increasing way rights are adjudicated when it comes to data stored by other companies: through the service agreement a user enters into with a company...

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Revising Your Code of Conduct: Don’t Wait

September 30, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

The backbone of the revision process is how your company captures, collaborates and preserves “all of the comments, notes, edits and decisions during the entire project," and you should assess “the best application to launch your Code and whether it includes a certification process..."

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Stop the Next SOPA and CISPA: Register to Vote for Internet Freedom

September 30, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Congress needs to know that the Internet is watching and that users won’t sit on the sidelines as technology intended to connect us and bring knowledge to people worldwide is turned against us for the purposes of censorship and surveillance...

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CFAA Does Not Bar Misappropriation when Employee Authorized

September 27, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

The CFAA only permits claims for accessing a protected computer “without authorization” and “exceeds authorized access” “only when an individual accesses a computer without permission or obtains or alters information on a computer beyond that which he is authorized to access...”

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The Face of Battle: Sir John Keegan and the Individual in Compliance

September 26, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Compliance violation perpetrators will often grow the fraud in magnitude, sometimes increasing the number of participants. They will rarely cease on their own accord. This fits into Sir John’s analysis of the everyman of battle: What they did and how they did it...

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Do Not Track Update: The Fight for User Privacy Continues

September 25, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

EFF and other digital rights advocates are continuing to fight for Do Not Track, a one-click browser-based signal users can turn on to tell websites not to track their online browsing habits. In this article, we’ll be reviewing recent Congressional hearings about online tracking...

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House Passes the Broad Warrantless Spying Bill

September 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

The House voted to renew the dangerous FISA Amendment Act which hands the NSA broad, warrantless surveillance powers for another five years. Sadly, the House refused to add any oversight powers or privacy protections, despite evidence the NSA has used it to spy on Americans...

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Creating a Surveillance-Free Internet

September 20, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

Since its origins in 2008, Freedom Not Fear has developed the general message: fundamental rights like privacy, free expression, due process, and democratic participation are jeopardized when reactionary, fear-driven surveillance systems penetrate our societies...

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Compliance and Company Values from the Ground Up

September 17, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

For the compliance practitioner sometimes the biggest challenge is not only to get senior management but the troops in the trenches to embrace compliance. Cathy Choi's story is a powerful lesson of one way to get those troops to buy into what the compliance department is selling...

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TPP and its Impact on Digital Freedom

September 12, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

"Disciplines related to IPR could impact how people gain access to the Internet and could constrain what people may say online or how they can collaborate and share content. It is imperative that the IPR chapter of the proposed TPP agreement not inappropriately constrain online activity..."

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Internally Funding Your Compliance Program

September 11, 2012 Added by:Thomas Fox

Big banks are not doing too well these days in the compliance arena. From money-laundering operations for drug cartels to trading losses, big banks seem to be more in the news these days for compliance failures rather than successes...

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Congress Demands Answers for DHS Domain Name Seizures

September 10, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation

After a year control over dajaz1.com was handed back to the owners with no apology and no explanation. It is disturbing enough that DHS has been acting as the tax-funded hired gun of the content industry, but, even more horrifying it censored the wrong targets for no good reason...

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Maine Supreme Court Affirms Smart Meter Opt-Out Program

September 09, 2012 Added by:David Navetta

Maine has been one of the most aggressive states to pursue widespread implementation of smart utility meters for customers throughout the state, but not all utility customers have embraced smart meters despite consumers concerns over privacy issues...

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