News tagged with civil liberties

Tech firms, activists press US on encryption

Some 140 tech companies, civil liberties and privacy activists urged the White House Tuesday to pull back efforts to weaken encryption or include law enforcement "backdoors" on technology products.

dateMay 19, 2015 in Internet
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Judges hear arguments over NSA surveillance (Update)

A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records—the third time in recent months that appeals courts around the country have ...

dateDec 08, 2014 in Telecom
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UK surveillance programmes challenged at tribunal

Civil liberties campaigners began a legal challenge Monday against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by the British intelligence services, in what they said were historic public hearings sparked ...

dateJul 14, 2014 in Security
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US court weighs police use of cellphone tower data

A U.S. appeals court is wrestling with whether law enforcement has the authority to obtain and use records from cellphone towers, in a case that weighs the importance of people's right to privacy in the age of digital technology.

dateApr 25, 2014 in Telecom
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