President Obama has come out in favor of unbreakable encryption technology, slamming as unworkable the installation of 'backdoors' into software to enable security services to snoop on private communications and internet traffic.
Obama's comments come in response to a proposal outlining a sweeping anti-terrorism law that would require companies to hand over encryption keys and private user data to government officials.
Hooray! Whisper Systems' Signal app for iPhone has been updated to include encrypted text services.
Last week's FCC vote to reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of federal communications law gives the regulatory body more power to ensure companies like Comcast and AT&T don't censor, slow down, or charge a premium for the delivery of certain internet content. The net neutrality victory substantially advances the First Amendment in the digital age.
Bruck arguing that DesLauriers cited a video showing #Tsarnaev placing the backpack behind a child. Bruck says that video "does not exist."
The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has released a report on whistleblower retaliation complaints at the FBI. The results are pretty alarming.
From the executive summary:
Former FBI director Robert Mueller told an American Bar Association breakfast today that the government's dragnet collection of US phone records assisted in the Boston marathon bombing investigation. The Intercept reports:
According to patients and their advocates, police departments throughout the country routinely station officers outside of methadone clinics and harass patients going in and out, sometimes arresting them on dubious drug related charges often involving informants. John Knefel reports on the problem for Buzzfeed, and includes this disturbing detail:
Hear from legal experts on the peculiar circumstance of the death penalty prosecution in US v. Tsarnaev, which is taking place in Massachusetts, a state that does not permit state executions.
WHERE: Suffolk Law School
WHEN: March 10, 2015 | 5:30 PM
Some stories you shouldn't miss today:
An Assistant Attorney General told a DC audience yesterday that the DOJ would potentially prosecute people for 'speech crimes' if they propagandize on social media in support of ISIS. Shane Harris with the scoop: