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NSA Used Americans’ Cellphone Location Data In Tracking Trials NSA Used Americans’ Cellphone Location Data In Tracking Trials
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Since the Snowden leaks began in early June, we’ve learned numerous things about the NSA and its various surveillance programs. Perhaps the most shocking of these revelations was a program called XKeyscore that allowed the NSA to track everything Americans …

Can States Do A Better Job Of Protecting Online Privacy? Can States Do A Better Job Of Protecting Online Privacy?
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In cyberlaw, 2012 was defined by the federal government attempting to pass laws that either broke the Internet, or helped protect it. Neither side was successful, however, and the year was marked by a number of defeated laws on both …

Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again Zoe Lofgren Tries For ECPA Reform Once Again

Alongside the much needed Aaron’s Law, Internet superhero Rep. Zoe Lofgren has reintroduced her ECPA amendment into the House for consideration. The new bill keeps many of the protections from last year’s ECPA 2.0 Act, but features a few important …

Texas Legislature Introduces Bills To Curtail Warrantless Smartphone Tracking Texas Legislature Introduces Bills To Curtail Warrantless Smartphone Tracking

Did you know that the federal government can request your smartphone location data without a warrant? It happens quite often, but there’s not been much progress made in the way of legislation curtailing this particular practice. One state has had …

Texas Schools Tracking Student Location with RFID Texas Schools Tracking Student Location with RFID
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In “whoa buddy, I’m not so sure about that” news, one Texas school district is in the process of implementing a new way to ensure student safety and make sure that kids are where they need to be while on …

ACLU Wants Wireless Carriers to Stop Tracking Customers ACLU Wants Wireless Carriers to Stop Tracking Customers
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When the news of the iPhone’s location data storage hubbub hit, it brought the concept of user privacy to the front door of the wireless providers. While Apple has since addressed the location data issue with its iPhone devices, the …

iOS 4.3.3 Out, Fixes Tracking “Bugs” iOS 4.3.3 Out, Fixes Tracking “Bugs”

The newest update to iOS, version 4.3.3 is here – earlier than projected. Rumors about the update releasing within a couple weeks hit on Monday. To the delight of those antsy to get back to thinking that they are off …

Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug” Apple iOS 4.3.3 To Fix Tracking “Bug”
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It looks like Apple users won’t have too wait very long to (possibly) resolve some of their privacy concerns. BGR says that its Apple sources have confirmed the release of iOS 4.3.3 within the next two weeks.  Version 4.3.3 will …