3 Dec 2015, 9:29 am
(credit: David Kravets) Apple picked up a major ally in its battle against the Justice Department's e-book price-fixing case against the gadget maker. [read post]
23 Nov 2015, 9:05 pm
“Bill shielding identities of police who use force passes Pennsylvania House” [Watchdog] Speaking of privacy: “Three Minneapolis officers sue after their names are revealed in prostitution sting” [Star Tribune] Also, how Law Enforcement Officer Bill of Rights (LEOBR) laws fit in: “How bloated pensions contribute to police brutality” [Radley Balko] “Reducing the Power of Paramilitary Unions is a Civil Rights Issue” [John McGinnis, Law and… [read post]
29 Oct 2015, 11:40 am
" And David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that "Court says it's legal for NSA to spy on you because Congress says it's OK. [read post]
8 Oct 2015, 7:44 pm
" And David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that "Guru denied copyright protection for Bikram yoga sequence of postures; Brushing teeth, pushing lawnmowers, shaking Polaroids also not copyrightable. [read post]
7 Oct 2015, 10:07 am
Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Trans-Pacific Partnership Accord’s Copyright Details Leaked First off today, David Kravets at Ars Technica reports that details about the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) copyright elements have been released by the New Zealand government indicating that all nations signing the accord have agreed to maintain a copyright term of at least the life of the author plus 70 years, the same as it is in the United States. [read post]
24 Sep 2015, 12:00 pm
(credit: David Kravets) "We find, as the SEC is not seeking business records but Defendants' personal thought processes, Defendants may properly invoke their Fifth Amendment right," US District Judge Mark Kearney of Pennsylvania wrote. [read post]
9 Sep 2015, 1:15 pm
" In earlier coverage, David Kravets of Ars Technica yesterday had an article headlined "US claim on the world's servers at a crossroads; US wants warrant 'to break down the doors of Microsoft's Dublin facility.'" And Joseph Marks of Politico.com yesterday had an article headlined "Can the US demand emails stored in Ireland? [read post]
24 Aug 2015, 9:15 pm
” [David Kravets, ArsTechnica] Tags: class actions, privacy“Lawyers smelling blood in wake of Ashley Madison hack” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system [read post]
"Will Supreme Court force DHS to divulge secret plan to cut cell service? Feds, lower courts say release of the full plan would 'endanger' public safety."
15 Aug 2015, 11:14 am
6 Aug 2015, 11:05 pm
At ars technica, David Kravets reports on a recent decision by the U.S. [read post]
"Appeals Court Ruling Sets Higher Bar for Cellphone Searches; Federal agents violated suspects' rights in obtaining records without a warrant"
6 Aug 2015, 6:44 pm
" David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that "Warrant required for mobile phone location tracking, US appeals court rules; Fed's position would 'convert an individual's cell phone into a tracking device.'" And at "The Volokh Conspiracy," Orin Kerr has posts titled "Fourth Circuit adopts mosaic theory, holds that obtaining 'extended' cell-site records requires a warrant" and "When and how will the Supreme Court… [read post]
"Warrantless mobile phone location tracking heads to Supreme Court; Will the justices rule for the government or Fourth Amendment privacy?"
2 Aug 2015, 8:40 pm
" David Kravets of Ars Technica has this report. [read post]
"An essay concerning how Star Wars illuminates constitutional law: Former Obama official says constitutional law scholars are a lot like George Lucas."
17 May 2015, 4:05 pm
13 May 2015, 11:48 am
by David Kravets – May 11, 2015 A Central California woman claims she was fired after uninstalling an app that her employer required her to run constantly on her company issued iPhone–an app that tracked her every move 24 hours a day, seven days a week. [read post]
7 May 2015, 11:44 am
David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that "NSA phone dragnet is illegal, appeals court rules; The snooping program 'exceeds the scope of what Congress has authorized.'" Josh Gerstein of Politico.com reports that "Appeals court rules that NSA phone surveillance program is illegal; The judges didn't address whether the program violated the Constitution. [read post]
"Sorry grandma! That $42 million slot machine jackpot was a computer glitch; Actually, you won just $1.85."
26 Apr 2015, 6:37 pm
" David Kravets of Ars Technica has this post today about a ruling that the Supreme Court of Iowa issued on Friday. [read post]
"Court mulls revealing secret government plan to cut cell phone service; Feds: SOP 303 mobile-phone kill-switch policy would endanger public if disclosed."
6 Apr 2015, 9:38 pm
" David Kravets of Ars Technica has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court is asking the Obama administration to explain why the government should be allowed to keep secret its plan to shutter mobile phone service during 'critical emergencies.'" [read post]
30 Mar 2015, 9:24 pm
" David Kravets of Ars Technica reports that "Supreme Court questions involuntary human GPS monitoring; Justices order examination of constitutionality, justification for surveillance. [read post]
"Is it legal for US military to scan the public's computers for kid porn? Law-enforcement computer program called RoundUp searches for hashed images."
26 Mar 2015, 7:38 pm
" David Kravets of Ars Technica has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court is having second thoughts about its decision frowning on the US Navy for scanning every computer in the state of Washington accessing Gnutella, a large peer-to-peer network. [read post]
"Does a website for models have a duty to warn users about rapists? Facebook, Craigslist, eBay fear a chilling effect on Web operators."
25 Feb 2015, 7:16 pm