Former NSA Employee Gets 5 Years in Jail For Holding Classified Data – Latest Hacking News

A former Employee of NSA has got fives years of jail for holding classified data. The Department of Justice (DoJ) Former NSA Employee Gets 5 Years in Jail For Holding Classified Data on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Former NSA Employee Gets 5…

Top European Court Hears Key “Right to Be Forgotten” Case

Today the Court of Justice for the European Union heard arguments in Google v. Commission nationale de l’informatique et des liberté concerning the “Right to Be Forgotten.” Google v. CNIL follows a ruling in Google v. Spain that Europeans have a right, in some circumstances,…

Wannacry NHS Hacker Park Jin Hyok Charged – Latest Hacking News

The US Department of Justice has charged Park Jin Hyok, who is reportedly a North Korean spy whom carried out Wannacry NHS Hacker Park Jin Hyok Charged on Latest Hacking News. VISIT THE SOURCE ARTICLE Wannacry NHS Hacker Park Jin Hyok Charged – Latest Hacking…

Social Media Platforms Should be Accountable and Transparent About Content Removal, But DOJ’s Plan to Investigate Raises Concerns

The Justice Department’s announcement yesterday that it will meet with states to discuss whether social media companies are “intentionally” stifling free speech represents a potentially dangerous new step in the wrong direction. Instead of focusing on making social media accountable and transparent, the Justice Department’s…

Sen. Wyden Confirms Cell-Site Simulators Disrupt Emergency Calls

Sen. Ron Wyden has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice concerning disruptions to 911 emergency services caused by law enforcement’s use of cell-site simulators (CSS, also known as IMSI catchers or Stingrays). In the letter, Sen. Wyden states that: Senior officials from the…

EPIC Sues Justices Dept. for Reports on Cell Phone Tracking

EPIC has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the release of reports on the collection and use of cell site location information. Modern cell phones generate precise location records, known as “cell site location information,” that was often…

Justice Department Releases 2018 FOIA Report

Today the Department of Justice released a summary and assessment of federal agencies’ Chief FOIA Officer Reports. The annual FOIA Report provides a detailed assessment of FOIA processing across the federal government. The summary tracks the Department’s FOIA Guidelines: Applying the Presumption of Openness, Having…

EPIC, Coalition Call for Investigation into FBI’s Inflated Encryption Statistic

EPIC and a coalition of twenty organizations called for the Department of Justice Inspector General to investigate the FBI’s “grossly inflated” statistic of encrypted devices inaccessible to law enforcement in 2017. The Washington Post reported that the FBI repeatedly stated it was locked out of…

All California Kids Deserve Internet Access—Including Youth in Detention and Foster Care

  A 2014 report by the National Institute of Justice, part of the Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, highlighted the counterproductive nature of punitive policies in the juvenile justice system. They simply don’t work. It would be more effective to…

The FBI Supposedly Has 7,775 Un-hackable Phones. We’re Asking for Proof

EFF sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the FBI and other Department of Justice agencies to get some straight answers about approximately 7,800 supposedly un-hackable cellphones. Law enforcement agencies say they have a problem–criminals all use encrypted devices, making those devices inaccessible…