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Summary: The general counsel for Microsoft, Brad Smith, has decried the privacy ‘arms race’ in this country and has filed three lawsuits on behalf of the company. During a forum at Harvard Law School, Brad Smith said that we need to…>read moreNo Comment November 5, 2014
Summary: Keith Alexander offered some less than helpful advice recently to advise citizens how they could avoid having their data observed and stored by government surveillance agencies. Techdirt.com reports that Keith Alexander, the former head of the National Security Agency…>read moreNo Comment October 10, 2014
A multitude of lawsuits have been filed against the National Security Agency for its surveillance programs, but the agency says that it does not hold onto information it collects online because their systems are too complex, according to The Washington…>read moreNo Comment June 11, 2014
A series of emails dating back to late 2011, suggest a far cozier working relationship between the then-NSA director Keith Alexander and Google chairman Eric Schmidt and co-founder Sergey Brin. The Huffington Post reports that, this correspondence suggests a close…>read moreNo Comment May 7, 2014
A report from a watchdog group has concluded that the National Security Agency’s program that collected phone call records is illegal, aided slightly in counterterrorism efforts and should be stopped, according to The New York Times. The report is supposed to be…>read moreNo Comment January 23, 2014
When discussing technology and the Supreme Court, the two are not hand-in-hand at all. In fact, a photocopier did not arrive at the Supreme Court until 1969, a couple of years after the technology was released to the public, according…>read moreNo Comment January 8, 2014
The secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) reapproved the NSA phone metadata collection program this week, following two diverging opinions in separate federal courts concerning the constitutionality of the program. A spokesman for the Office of the Director of National…>read moreNo Comment January 5, 2014
The Obama administration has been urged by editorials from The Guardian and The New York Times to help Edward Snowden by offering him clemency of some type, according to a report from the Huffington Post. Roughly seven months ago, Snowden…>read moreNo Comment January 2, 2014
While earlier this month, the U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon had ruled that the NSA surveillance program may be unconstitutional, now U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley II has ruled the NSA surveillance program is legal, making the scene…>read moreNo Comment December 28, 2013
Edward Snowden said during an interview online Monday night, that his “mission’s already accomplished” and that he was satisfied with stories being written about the government collecting internet and phone records that has dramatically increased sine the September 11th, 2001…>read moreNo Comment December 24, 2013
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