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January 27, 2014  5:39 PM

Judge Upholds Right to Border Electronics Searches



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
aclu, eff, encryption, federal government, government, homeland security, privacy

In the tv show the West Wing, there's an episode in the first season called "Take Out the Trash Day," where Josh explains to Donna that in White House parlance, "take out the trash day" refers to the practice of releasing potentially embarrassing news stories at a time when people aren't...

September 7, 2013  2:26 PM

Prosecution Drops Attempt to Force Child Porn Suspect to Decrypt Hard Drives



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
eff, encryption, law enforcement

Prosecutors have dropped attempts to force a suspect to give up the encryption key for his hard drives. Unfortunately, they dropped the attempts not because it was the right thing to do, but because they succeeded in breaking into his hard drives another way and getting the information they...


June 21, 2013  4:39 PM

Following Amazon, Google Unveils a Bigger Station Wagon



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
amazon, backblaze, bandwidth, cloud storage, encryption, google, pigeons, station wagons

“The point is this: No matter how fat a pipe you have to the Internet, at some given amount of data, it’s going to be faster, cheaper, or both to use some manual method to ship data on some storage medium.” I wrote that in September, 2011, in what remains (if I do say so myself) a...


May 31, 2013  5:57 PM

Judge Reverses Himself on Revealing Encryption Keys in Child Porn Case



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
encryption, government, privacy

Courts have been ruling one way or another in the past few years about whether someone accused of encrypting incriminating information needs to reveal the encryption key to law enforcement. Now we actually have a case where the judge reversed himself. In April,


April 30, 2013  6:25 PM

Utah Government Data Breach More Expensive Than Thought



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
encryption, government, privacy

In another case of governments behaving badly with personal data, the state of Utah has learned that a data breach a year ago is likely to be even more costly than originally estimated – and that’s after the initial estimate was itself increased by almost 30 times. “In late March...


November 28, 2012  4:10 PM

Governments Behaving Badly With Personal Data



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data storage, encryption, government

There's been a couple of instances recently where government agencies have been careless with data, losing access to personally identifiable information such as Social Security numbers. First, a NASA laptop that...


August 31, 2012  3:11 PM

MD Anderson Cancer Center Loses Patient Data *Again*



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
data storage, encryption, flash drives, memory stick, thumb drives

For the second time this year, and the third time since 2006, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Texas has had to alert patients that it had lost access to their personal data. "On July 14, 2012, MD Anderson...


July 31, 2012  10:47 AM

Don’t Have an Encryption Key? Go to Jail



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
encryption, government, law enforcement, privacy

Christian Szell: Is it safe?... Is it safe? Babe: You're talking to me? Christian Szell: Is it safe? Babe: Is what safe? Christian Szell: Is it safe? Babe: I don't know what you mean. I can't tell you something's safe or not, unless I know specifically what you're talking...


February 23, 2012  11:17 PM

Suspects May Not Need to Decrypt Storage for Law Enforcement After All



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
eff, encryption, privacy

Contradicting earlier court actions in other states, the Atlanta-based U.S. Court of Appeals of the 11th Circuit has ruled that a man suspected of holding child pornography on his hard disk drive


May 18, 2011  11:22 PM

Researcher Files FTC Complaint Against Dropbox



Posted by: Sharon Fisher
dropbox, encryption, law enforcement, privacy, protect-ip

Well, the other Dropbox shoe has, uh, dropped. In response to last month's revelation that the Dropbox file sharing service can't actually...


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