Jeffrey Lewis

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Judge Orders Los Angeles Times to Delete Part of Published Article

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge ordered The Los Angeles Times to remove information from a published article on Saturday, a step that legal experts said was extremely unusual and conflicted with the First Amendment. The newspaper said it was appealing the order.<p>The article, published Saturday …

News crew discovers 40 cellphone-tracking devices operating around DC

An NBC investigative journalism team and a security researcher went wardriving around the DC area with a cell-site-simulator detector that would tell …

Surveillance

‘What Happened to Alan Dershowitz?’

How a liberal Harvard professor became Trump’s most distinguished defender on TV, freaked out his friends and got the legal world up in arms.<p>NEW YORK — If you wanted to feel the full force of the intellectual whirlpool that is American politics in 2018, the place to go on April 2 was the Village …

Civil Rights

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.<p>On Thursday, the <i>New York Times</i> published a blockbuster piece revealing how US law enforcement have …

Malicious Siri voice commands can hide in regular music

Suppose you’re listening to some music, then glance over an realize your iPhone has loaded a porn site all on its own. That’s the nightmare scenario researchers say is possible after they proved voice commands can be concealed in songs.<p>It’s also possible to get Siri to recognize commands given at …

Technology

Judge Questions Warrantless Electronics Searches at Border

A federal judge will not dismiss a lawsuit challenging the government’s authority to search personal electronics like cell phones at the United …

Hurricane Maria

Everything you need to know about the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook debacle

By Philip Bump<p>Philip Bump<p>National correspondent focused largely on the numbers behind politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Late on Friday, Facebook made an unexpected announcement: The data firm Cambridge Analytica, hyped as integral to President Trump’s election, was suspended from the social network for using …

Cambridge Analytica

NSA Secretly Helped Convict Defendants in U.S. Courts, Classified Documents Reveal

The government must disclose when information against defendants originates from warrantless surveillance — but prosecutors did not do so to Kurbanov.<p>…

Surveillance

NYPD gets stung by judge’s Stingray ruling

Looks like the cops, and law-abiding New Yorkers, just lost another one.<p>On Wednesday, a state judge in Brooklyn issued a ruling that limits the …

Surveillance

Governments turn tables by suing public records requesters

IOWA CITY, Iowa — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting paid to stay home. A retired educator sought data about student …

Why Face ID won’t give you the legal protection of a passcode

In the short time since Apple announced its Face ID feature for the iPhone X, we’ve seen a lot of questions about its security compared to a fingerprint or passcode. For example, if you’re arrested, can a police officer just point your phone at your face and unlock it?<p>Apple has some technical …

Forced Searches of Phones and Laptops at U.S. Border Are Illegal, Lawsuit Claims

Eleven people whose phones and laptops were searched at United States airports and at the nation’s northern border are suing the Department of Homeland Security, joining a growing chorus of critics who say the forced inspections are invasive and unlawful.<p>The lawsuit, filed Wednesday by the American …

Google Wants You to Know What Data It Has On You

Google has changed Google Dashboard, the increasingly important privacy tool that shows users everything the search engine giant knows about you.<p>The …

ProtonMail opens free ProtonVPN service to everyone

Encrypted email service provider ProtonMail has opened the free version of its virtual private network (VPN) service to everyone.<p>The Swiss company first unveiled ProtonVPN back in March, but the service didn’t fully launch to the public until a few months later. As with its main email product, …

Be prepared to hand over your device passwords or face indefinite detention at the US border- Technology News, Firstpost

<i>By Asheeta Regidi</i><p>Recently, reports of the US Department of Homeland Security demanding the <b>social media passwords</b> of persons seeking entry into the US …

This AI can recognize protesters at rallies, even in disguise

A group of researchers from the UK and India have developed an AI that can identify people using deep learning to enhance facial recognition capabilities, even when certain physical features are obscured.<p>Translation: you could be identified from surveillance footage and photos, no matter if you’re …

Why You Should Be Encrypting Your Devices and How to Easily Do It

Is the data on your phone or laptop encrypted? Should it be? And what does encrypting your data do to it anyway? Here we’ll explain the ins and outs …

Information Systems

DOJ is secretly using IRS to investigate Colorado pot shops in guise of audits, lawsuit says

The U.S. Department of Justice is secretly using the Internal Revenue Service to conduct criminal investigations into otherwise legitimate marijuana …

Public should know how police are using high-tech spying tools

Law enforcement agencies now have a wide array of high-tech tools with which to gather information on people — tools that some eagerly use without …

Privacy Perils: Weather Apps Tracking more than Weather Patterns

JD Supra Privacy Policy<p>Updated: May 25, 2018:<p>JD Supra is a legal publishing service that connects experts and their content with broader audiences of …

Why the iPhone X's facial recognition could be a privacy disaster

There are few things more personal than a face. Every wrinkle, blemish, and freckle combine to tell a person's story — an interactive and …

Privacy

Trump Administration Lifts Limits On Military Hardware For Police

<b>Updated at 12:52 p.m. ET</b><p>The Trump administration is lifting limits on the transfer of some surplus military hardware, including grenade launchers, bayonets and large-caliber weapons, to police departments.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions made the announcement in a speech on Monday to the Fraternal …

Trump Administration

The Companies That Will Track Any Phone on the Planet

As soon as the target switches the phone on, it’s already too late. Digital spies have pinpointed the phone’s location and, without hacking the …

Surveillance

South Carolina Restricts Abortion By Going After The Doctors Who Perform Them

Last week, South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster signed an executive order that stops South Carolina from giving state or local money to any doctor …

California passed a law boosting police transparency on cellphone surveillance. Here's why it's not working

Q&A: What happens now that President Trump has been accused in court of helping commit a crime?<p>Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges<p>Disney wants to end tax incentive deals with Anaheim in an attempt to improve relationship with city<p>Actor accusing Asia Argento of …

Report: FBI Asks Private Sector Companies To Stop Using Kaspersky Products

Obviously, it’s best practice to use antivirus and malware protection on anything you have that can connect to a network — and that goes double for …

In Worrisome Move, Kaspersky Agrees to Turn Over Source Code to US Government

Over the last couple of weeks, there’s been a disturbing trend of governments demanding that private tech companies share their source code if they …

Kaspersky Lab

Police Accidentally Record Themselves Conspiring to Fabricate Criminal Charges Against Protester

"Gotta cover our ass," said one trooper. "Let's give him something," said another.The ACLU of Connecticut is suing state police for fabricating …

US internet company refused to participate in NSA surveillance, documents reveal

The company, which wasn't named, quietly pushed back in the government's secret court against the National Security Agency's surveillance program, …

The CIA has lots of ways to hack your router

New WikiLeaks docs reveal how spies rewrote firmware in the supply chain<p>Routers sit at the front gate of nearly every network, offering total access and few security measures to prevent remote attacks. If you can compromise someone’s router, you’ve got a window into everything they’re doing …