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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Wiretapping’

MLK & Ali were NSA Targets During Vietnam War

More revelations have been coming out since the NSA came under fire via the Edward Snowden leaks, and to some, these latest discoveries may not be so surprising: AlJazeera America reported that the NSA did eavesdrop on famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, and several others during the Vietnam War in recently declassified documents. …

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Middle-School Principal Charged in Locker Room Recording

A principal charged with encouraging her daughter to secretly videotape conversations inside a high school locker room could face up to 20 years in prison and a $20,000 if convicted of the crime. Wendee Long, principal of Wayside Middle School in Fort Worth, Texas, turned herself over to authorities on Monday. She was soon released after posting a $25,000 bond, …

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Google Street View Faces Probe in Australia

The Google Street View wi-fi spying scandal may have been quelled in the United States, but the fun’s just getting started in other parts of the world. Over the weekend, an independent privacy watchdog in United Kingdom launched an investigation into Google’s use of the Street View cars to sponge up information from people using unsecured wi-fi networks. Today, Australia’s …

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Facebook Hires Law Firm Specialized In Class Action Defense

As more voices join the chorus of detractors accusing Facebook of trampling over privacy laws, Facebook’s adding a couple of sirens of its own to answer those charges. All Facebook is reporting that Facebook has added some sizable muscle to its legal division with the hiring of Steptoe & Johnson, an international law firm that often represents clients before government …

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Could Facebook Face A Class Action Lawsuit Over Its Questionable Tracking Habits?

The kicks just keep getting harder to find for Facebook when it comes to explaining away that sneaky habit of tracking internet users even after they’ve logged out of the site. Today two lawyers in Baltimore became the latest to file a lawsuit against the online social network charging that Facebook spies on Internet browsing habits and violates wiretapping and …

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Facebook Wiretapping Case Moves To California

Last year, a woman in Mississippi filed a lawsuit against Facebook, alleging that the social networking site violated U.S. wiretap laws by tracking her browsing history. In the suit, Brooke Rutledge accused the site of breach of contract, trespassing, unjust enrichment, and invasion of privacy. Now, in what may be a sign that the case is getting a go-ahead, a …

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