The UK Investigatory Powers Tribunal (IPT) ruled Friday that the UK's mass surveillance of citizens' Internet use violates humans rights law. The IPT's purpose is to review complaints related to UK intelligence agencies, but the body is secretive. The IPT specified that the Government ...[read more]
A court in Denmark has convicted Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of the file-sharing website The Pirate Bay (TPB), and an accomplice for stealing Danish public records from the US-based information technology business CSC. From April to August of 2012, Svartholm Warg and his accomplish ar... ...[read more]
Citigroup, Inc. on Monday agreed to pay $7 billion to settle a federal inquiry into mortgage-backed securities sold by the bank prior to the country's financial crisis. The deal, which involves one of the largest cash penalties ever paid to settle such allegations, includes a $4 billion civil ...[read more]
The office of Utah Governor Gary Herbert on Tuesday sent an e-mail to state Cabinet members, directing them to place legal recognition of same-sex marriages within the state on hold until further notice. This directive comes as a result of Monday's decision by the US Supreme Court to temporarily ...[read more]
The National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting contact lists from personal e-mail and instant messaging programs around the world in an attempt to combat terrorism or other criminal activity, according a Washington Post report Monday. The information about the collection came from senior ...[read more]
The National Security Agency (NSA) obtained up to 56,000 unauthorized communications by misrepresenting the scope of its collection activities when it requested permission to collect documents, according to a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) opinion declassified Wednesday. The NSA ...[read more]
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Israel's Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein confirmed Wednesday that security personnel can ask visitors to the country to open their e-mail accounts if they are perceived as suspicious. The attorney general's approval comes in response to an inquiry by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel ( ...[read more]
Google's recently acquired Motorola Mobility filed suit against Apple with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) on Friday. The filing, which should be made public on Monday, alleges that Apple's mobility devices infringe on seven patents held by Motorola. The suit seeks to block the import ...[read more]
On July 10, 2009, an unclassified report released by five government agencies found that the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping program relied on flawed legal analysis at its inception. In June 2009, a federal judge had upheld provisions of the FISA Amendments Act of 2008 giving ...[read more]