December 26, 2014
by Alexandra Farone
Facebook failed in its attempt to dismiss a lawsuit that claims it scans users' private messages for the names of websites and adds "likes" for the users to each website for targeted advertising purposes. The original lawsuit was filed in December 2013 in the US District Court for the Northern ...[read more]
March 25, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday affirmed the insider trading conviction of former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta. Judge Amalya Kearse rejected Gupta's claim that wiretap evidence should not have been admitted against him. Gupta was convicted of three counts of ...[read more]
March 21, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The Taipei District Court on Friday sentenced Taiwanese Prosecutor-general Huang Shih-ming to 14 months in prison for passing confidential information to the country's president regarding investigations into corruption charges. The investigation referred to allegations of "influence-peddling" in ...[read more]
March 4, 2014
by Ann Schober
The US government on Monday filed a lawsuit against Sprint Communications, Inc., alleging the company overcharged them for telephone wiretapping services. The complaint, filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California, asserted that Sprint knowingly submitted false " ...[read more]
September 11, 2013
by Elizabeth LaForgia
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit accusing Google of violating a federal wiretap law while collecting data for its Street View program. The case arose after Google acknowledged that its Street View vehicles had been collecting and storing ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by G. Redd
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday affirmed the conviction of Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam, rejecting his argument that wiretap evidence was used improperly to convict him. Rajaratnam was convicted in 2011 on 14 counts related to insider trading and sentenced to 11 ...[read more]
June 9, 2013
by Adiah Oreyomi
On June 9, 2006, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld a ruling that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) could require broadband Internet companies and Internet phone service providers to comply with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA). The ...[read more]
March 28, 2013
by Lauren Laing
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Wednesday that police cannot use general search warrants to acquire text messages from a service provider's database. In a 5-2 decision, the court found that text messages are private communications and cannot be intercepted by police without special wiretap ...[read more]
August 8, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court for the Ninth Circuit on Tuesday reversed a lower court's decision in favor of an Oregon-based Islamic nonprofit corporation challenging the Bush administration's warrantless wiretap program. The US District Court for the Northern District of California held that the federal ...[read more]
April 14, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday that an emergency wiretap provision allowing warrantless interceptions is unconstitutional. The specific section authorizes a peace officer to intercept private communication when there is reasonable ground for urgency and necessity to prevent serious harm. ...[read more]

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