In Supreme Court Brief, EPIC Backs International Privacy Standards

amicus Byrd v. United States Carpenter Dahda v. United States International Privacy Standards Microsoft In Supreme Court Brief, EPIC Backs International Privacy Standards EPIC has filed an amicus brief in United States v. Microsoft, a case before the US Supreme Court concerning law enforcement access…

Pittsburgh Man Charged for Importing Two Pounds of Fentanyl Analogue

According to United States Attorney Scott W. Brady of the Western District of Pennsylvania, a new grand jury indictment charged a Pittsburgh man for ordering more than 1,000 grams of a fentanyl analogue from South Korea. James Folks, the alleged drug importer, had seven felony…

How the American Government Surveils the Blockchain

The United States federal government has paid approximately half a million dollars to a private corporation to help various agencies conduct surveillance on the Bitcoin blockchain. The corporation which helps the United States government conduct mass surveillance of Bitcoin transactions is known as Chainalysis. The…

EPIC Comments on Maryland “Smart Meter” Privacy Bill

Byrd v. United States Carpenter Fourth Amendment smart grid smart grid privacy EPIC Comments on Maryland “Smart Meter” Privacy Bill In response to request for comments from the Maryland legislature, EPIC submitted a statement in support of a bill to prohibit law enforcement from obtaining…

Community Broadband: Privacy, Access, and Local Control

Communities across the United States are considering strategies to protect residents’ access to information and their right to privacy. These experiments have a long history, but a new wave of activists have been inspired to seek a local response to federal setbacks to Internet freedom,…

Sun, Sand and Industrial Security

Across the United States, people are defrosting and starting to shovel their way out of January’s  Polar Vortex “bomb cyclone.” Even the state of Florida saw some chillier than usual temperatures. Florida has de-thawed now and next week security professionals from all-over head to South…

FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations

Byrd v. United States Comments connected cars FTC NHTSA FTC Report on Connected Cars Lacks Privacy Recommendations The Federal Trade Commission released a brief report summarizing a June 2017 workshop, co-hosted with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, on connected vehicles. While the report acknowledges…

Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Rental Car Search Case

Byrd v. United States amicus Supreme Court to Hear Arguments in Rental Car Search Case The Supreme Court will hear arguments in Byrd v. United States, concerning the warrantless search of a rental vehicle. EPIC filed an amicus brief in the case urging the Supreme…

Russia-Based Kaspersky Labs Had Access To Stolen NSA Documents Leaked By Hackers

United States government officials claim Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab obtained National Security Agency documents that were later published online by the anonymous hacking group the Shadow Brokers, according to the Wall Street Journal. Investigators reportedly believe anti-virus software produced by Kaspersky Lab was used…

Good Earth Minerals®, LLC Hires Vice President of Marketing

DENVER, COLORADO, UNITED STATES, January 3, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Good Earth Minerals®, LLC (“GEM”) is a mineral technology company with significant deposits of calcium sulfate dihydrate. GEM announced today that Bob Reimer has joined the Company as its Vice President of Marketing. Mr. Reimer will…

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