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What the UK’s Proposed Surveillance Law Means for Police Hacking

In the past few months, we’ve learned more about UK police use of "equipment interference" through discussion of the Investigatory Powers Bill.<p>Soon, the power for UK police to hack computers will be solidified in a new law. A controversial piece of proposed surveillance legislation would explicitly …

Surveillance Footage Captured Suspects Stealing $7k Worth of Sneakers From a Houston Store

Whether it's working for a major brand, or starting your own business, the amount of sneaker-related jobs that have popped up in recent years is …

Fired Boeing worker allegedly stole movie tickets, drones

Except for that one Camano Island route.<p>The 2 girls have been best friends since the start.<p>A neighbor said she acted out of frustration. The act was …

United States Sets Limits on Spying as Part of New Data Pact With EU

The United States has set out limits to its use of data collected in bulk about European citizens after a new information-sharing pact was agreed …

Crunch time for Apple as it prepares for face-off with FBI

What might happens at this week’s congressional hearing as the iPhone maker continues to defy last month’s court order over phone encryption?<p>On Tuesday, Apple will face one of the biggest corporate challenges in its history, when it tells a US House of Representatives committee why it has refused …

Secrets, lies and the iPhone: A CIA whistleblower talks about Obama’s bizarre secrecy obsession — and why Hillary and Bernie won’t talk about it

<b>Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders (AP/Reuters/David Becker/Carolyn Kaster/Andrew Harnik/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>This isn’t about Apple vs. the FBI — it’s about a “progressive” president with a dismal record on civil liberties<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>February 27, 2016 5:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s one of the …

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If Apple Creates an iPhone Backdoor, It Immediately Becomes a Hacking Target

Why Apple doesn’t want to create a “hacking department” for the FBI.<p>In its fight against the FBI, Apple isn't just worried about this controversial case becoming a precedent for more intrusive government requests. The company is also concerned about having to create an in-house "hacking department" …

FBI Sinks Teeth Into Apple Over San Bernardino

Taking the San Bernardino case to the public is a huge escalation in the war over encryption at a time when Washington needs Silicon Valley to …

Bill Gates says Apple-FBI fight is not black and white

Bill Gates said headlines that he supported the FBI in its legal fight with Apple went too far.<p>Gates has taken a decidedly more nuanced view of the issue than many others in the technology industry.<p>While many tech executives have voiced their full support for Apple CEO Tim Cook, the Microsoft …

Israel foils Hamas attempt to smuggle consumer drones into Gaza for intelligence gathering

Israel's defence ministry has announced it foiled an attempt by Hamas to smuggle commercial quadcopter drones armed with HD cameras into Gaza for the …

Liberals, give Antonin Scalia some credit: His stance on civil liberties is one issue even Democrats should appreciate him for

<b>Antonin Scalila (AP)</b><p>Liberals aren’t shy when it comes to criticizing Scalia, but they should consider his record on civil liberties<p>Michael Garofalo<p>February 23, 2016 3:38pm (UTC)<p>Liberal remembrances of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia have been overwhelmingly harsh, and deservedly so in …

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‘OK, big brother’: Turkish military cooperate with ISIS on border, telephone calls reveal

Further proof of ties between the Turkish military and Islamic State fighters operating on the Syrian-Turkish border has been revealed in the …

Why Canada isn’t having a policy debate over encryption

The legal saga between Apple and the FBI has thrust encryption into the government's policy spotlight again – but only if you live in the United States. In Canada, you could be excused for not knowing such a debate exists.<p>Ever since FBI director James Comey characterized the rising tide of …

The Criminalization of Scottish Soccer Fans

The proposed introduction of facial recognition technology has met with anger among Scottish football supporters, who see it as a further step towards criminalising the fans.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Sports UK.</i><p>There are some places where invasions of privacy are to be expected. At …

Bundestrojan: German police is cleared to use malware in spying on suspects

The German Interior Ministry has approved a measure allowing federal police to use a special Trojan virus to hack the computers and smartphones of …

Network flaws expose cellphones to state surveillance

An Irish mobile security firm detected sophisticated systems designed to tap into the backbone of the global cellphone networks and surveil calls, …

Apple's battle with the FBI: All your questions answered

<b>My news feed is filled with people talking about Apple, the FBI, the DOJ and iPhone unlocking. What the hell is going on?</b><p>The FBI has an iPhone left …

The Guardian view on iPhone privacy and public security: neither is absolute | Editorial

Apple’s stand against the American government takes an important principle a step too far<p>Apple has very publicly refused to help the FBI gain access to the contents of an iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, who shot 14 people in California in December last year. It is supported in this by most of …

This Big Brother/Big Data Business Goes Way Beyond Apple and the FBI

The FBI and Apple Corp. may just be getting into it now over the legal and moral issues of data collection, but anyone who watches television knows it was only a matter of time.<p>From CBS's <i>Person of Interest</i> to USA's <i>Mr. Robot</i>, Showtime's upcoming <i>Dark Net</i> and every law enforcement show from NBC's <i>The</i> …

Will You Protest the FBI at Apple Stores on Tuesday?

A digital rights organization is organizing protests at Apple Stores around the U.S. on Tuesday.<p>Fight for the Future, which has been involved in …

Apple promises privacy - but not on iCloud

In its fight with the FBI, Apple argues that the privacy and security of customers' devices is paramount. But the company still profits by storing much of that data in a way that's accessible to both itself and law enforcement.<p>Apple's stance on privacy and security applies only if you don't back up …

Russia wants to fly over U.S. with advanced digital camera

Russia will ask permission Monday to start flying surveillance planes equipped with high-powered digital cameras amid warnings from U.S. intelligence and military officials that such overflights help Moscow collect intelligence on the United States.<p>Russia and the United States are signatories to …

Police Obtained Surveillance Video of Johnny Manziel's Alleged Altercation

The Dallas Police Department has obtained video surveillance footage in the case involving Johnny Manziel and his alleged domestic assault against ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley.<p>Dallas police announced Saturday they obtained the footage, though they did not go into detail about the video's contents, …

San Bernardino iPhone Technically Can Be Hacked Without Apple, Researchers Say

Using acid, lasers and other very delicate instruments, it should be technically possible -- if painstakingly slow and extremely risky -- for the …

We cannot trust our government, so we must trust the technology

Apple’s battle with the FBI is not about privacy v security, but a conflict created by the US failure to legitimately oversee its security service post Snowden<p>The showdown between Apple and the FBI is not, as many now claim, a conflict between privacy and security. It is a conflict about legitimacy.<p>…

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This Surveillance Drone Never Needs to Land - MIT Technology Review

Drones could become useful for surveillance and remote monitoring in many industries, and perhaps one day will even ferry the latest Amazon order to …

Apple calls for government commission to settle encryption debate

Company reaffirms resistance to FBI order to unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists<p>Apple CEO Tim Cook has called on the FBI to withdraw its demand for backdoor access to an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, saying that the debate over encryption, privacy, …

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