Government surveillance

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Section 702

Filed under the area of government surveillance:

What is Section 702 surveillance? (via PCW) The NSA's foreign surveillance: 5 things to know /

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Gentleman Start Your Patching Engines

If you read the technology news this week you'll note that Wikileaks is at it again. Now comes the mad dash by all software companies (and a lot of long nights ahead by developers!) to begin patching their code. Which proves the point that if you want the most secure 100% method of not being hacked on your phone/tablet/laptop or any electronic device -- keep it in airplane mode and disconnect it from the Interwebs. Here are some articles from the week:

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Global Expansion: Remote Search Warrants

The article states: "The DoJ wants judges to be able to issue remote search warrants for computers located anywhere that the United States claims jurisdiction, which could include other countries."
(via BBC) US Supreme Court approves expanded hacking powers /

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Legal Ramifications for Encryption

Bi-partian legislation being offered to manage how companies deal with law enforcement agencies. However, the article states, "It also does not create specific penalties for noncompliance, leaving that determination to judges, the sources said." So those noncompliance situations will not be dealt with broadly, but rather on a case by case basis by the presiding judge.

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iPhone and the All Writs Act

A summary on the latest on Apple vs. the FBI (or is it vice versa?) with linked descriptions on the All Writs Act.


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