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FISA Court Rejects DOJ’s Request to Indefinitely Hold Metadata Collected by the NSA
By Albert Chen – Edited by Sheri Pan

Last week, the FISA court rejected the DOJ’s request to indefinitely extend the five-year limit that the NSA can retain telephony metadata that it collects in bulk for national security purposes. The court reasoned that an indefinite retention period would violate privacy interests while failing to substantially improve national security.


Posted On Mar - 19 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

NSA Approved Australian Spying on US Lawyers
By Travis West – Edited by Husam El-Qoulaq

A document leaked by Edward Snowden shows that the Australian Signals Directorate (“ASD”) spied on communications between the Indonesian government and a US law firm that the foreign government had retained for assistance in trade negotiations. According to the document, the NSA “provided clear guidance” to the ASD about continued reporting on the communications, and the ASD’s coverage provided “highly useful intelligence for interested US customers.”


Posted On Mar - 3 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Amy Zhang

Samsung Sues Dyson for Damages to Its Reputation

Maker of Candy Crush Saga Files for an IPO

AT&T Releases First Transparency Report


Posted On Feb - 18 - 2014 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Activist Investors Push AT&T And Verizon To Issue Transparency Reports
By Christopher A. Crawford – Edited by Abhilasha Nautiyal

Last month, the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California (“ACLU”) filed shareholder proposals with Verizon and AT&T to persuade the telecom companies to issue transparency reports disclosing data about customer information that was passed on to the National Security Agency. This new tactic in the privacy fight is designed to highlight what activists say are serious costs associated with the telecom companies’ lack of transparency.


Posted On Dec - 3 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Rita Resende Soares

Federal Circuit Renews Apple’s Hope For Injunction Against Samsung

Google And Microsoft Strengthen Their Commitment Against Child Abuse

Supreme Court Rejects Petition To Halt NSA Surveillance Of Domestic Telephone Calls


Posted On Nov - 21 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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