Coming or Going? In the Encryption Debate, U.S. Government Doesn’t Know

Senator Blumenthal has issued a call for the FTC to investigate Zoom’s security, illustrating a schism within the government over the issue of encryption.

Coronavirus: Senators Express Privacy Concerns Over Google Screening Site

It was bound to happen: Senators have expressed concern about Google’s role in developing a site to help screen potential coronavirus patients.

Hope Solo: Head Of US Soccer Defends Decision To Reinstate Her After Domestic Violence Issue

Hope Solo is still in the game after last year’s domestic dispute debacle. To some, like Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Hope Solo’s continuation as a starter for the U.S. women’s national team at the World Cup in Canada is…

Employers Asking For Facebook Passwords Should Be Illegal, Says One Senator

Should it be illegal for employers to ask prospective employees for their Facebook passwords? One U.S. Senator thinks so. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) says he’s drafting a bill to ban the practice, and that it should be ready “in the…

Employer Facebook Password Requests To Get DOJ Investigation?

Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), who announced last week that he was drafting legislation to prohibit employers from demanding Facebook login information of prospective employees, has now teamed up with Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to asked the Department of Justice to look into…

Google Misses AG’s Street View Deadline

The corporate world tends to slow down this time of year; people take time off, offices close, and product announcements are delayed.  A dispute between Google and the Connecticut Attorney General over Street View is escalating, however, and it looks like some lawyers might be called into action as a result.

CT AG Hits Google With Civil Investigative Demand

The tension over Google’s collection of sensitive WiFi data has risen again.  Today, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal issued a civil investigative demand requiring that Google share the information gathered by its Street View cars.

Blumenthal defined the demand as being the equivalent of a subpoena, meaning Google should have little choice but to comply.  It’s supposed to do so in the near future, too, as Blumenthal’s only given the company until December 17th to obey.

Connecticut AG Presses Google Over Street View

Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal sent a letter today on behalf of 38 states to Google asking it if it had tested its Street View software before using it.