Posts Tagged ‘Cyber Civil RIghts’

Utah cops warrantlessly search prescription drug records of 480 emergency personnel | Ars Technica

Welcome to the land of the Free (surveillance) and the home of the Brave (spies) Utah law enforcement officials searched, without a warrant, the prescription drug records of 480 public […]

Is the SEC Obtaining Emails Without a Warrant? | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Imitation is the best form of flattery.  The DOJ is flattered.   Updates to the email privacy law called the Electronic Communications Privacy Act ECPA are long overdue. It’s common […]

Schneier on Security: Info on Russian Bulk Surveillance

Seems like the NSA has competition (or is that a friendly rivalry)?   Russian law gives Russia’s security service, the FSB, the authority to use SORM “System for Operative Investigative […]

Global Surveillance Week

Welcome to the Panopticon.  Or surveillance circle-jerk. With apologies to Tom Lehrer, Global Surveillance Week! Chinese spy on the Japanese Russians Spy on the Chinese Indians Spy on the Pakistanis […]

Who's to blame for Target's 110 million record breach? Target, VISA, MasterCard

As WSJ reports, the security guys tried to get chip-and-pin launched in the US 10 years ago. This is the same technology that has REDUCED UK losses by 70%.   […]

Monarchy versus the Panopticon by Charlie Stross

Charlie Stross (an awesome writer) wrote an excellent piece on what life will be like for England’s future monarch. This kid is going to live in the panopticon – maybe […]

Dutch ebook sellers are smoking something…

The Dutch are smoking something…and it isn’t good. They are watermarking books and will report buyers, er customers, er, suckers to the anti-piracy mafia on the flimsiest of accusations. This […]

Security vs Privacy

How much privacy are you willing to give up for security? This conversation has dominated the headlines in recent months and participants in a recent poll on the ASIS LinkedIn Group were […]

NYS CyberSecurity Conference 2013 – Social Media & Cloud Computing Threats to Privacy, Security and Liberty – A Global Perspective – June 4 2013 June 4, 2012, 3 PM   Following on the heels of the critically acclaimed NCSC.NL presentation, we look at how Governments, Corporations and Private Citizens are using Cloud Computing, […]

Is there any harm in continous surveillance?

For years, clients asked us what was the REAL cost of non-compliance (with HIPAA, PCI, etc).  Thankfully, Dr. Ponemon & his team put some real numbers to the cost of […]