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By Samantha Rothberg

Reuters Employee Indicted for Conspiring with Anonymous to Hack News Site

Federal Judge Allows FTC to Serve International Defendants via Facebook

D.C. Circuit Reinstates ACLU Lawsuit Seeking Information on CIA’s Role in Drone Strikes

Google Settles Street View Lawsuit, Acknowledges Privacy Violations

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Posted On Mar - 18 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Wireless Wiretapping Law for Lack of Standing

Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l USA
By Samantha Rothberg – Edited by Jacob Rogers

The Supreme Court reversed and remanded the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, which had held that a group of attorneys, journalists and human rights organizations had standing to challenge the FISA Amendments Act on the basis of an “objectively reasonable likelihood” that the plaintiffs’ communications would be intercepted under the law.

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Drone Strikes and Due Process: The Role of the Separation of Powers in Lethal Action Against U.S. Citizens Outside Traditional Battlefields

Written By: Michelle Sohn
Edited By: Laura Fishwick & Gillian Kassner

Advances in military technology such as drones have greatly enhanced the government’s ability to conduct lethal operations anywhere in the world without ever having to put a single American soldier on the ground. Paradoxically, it is exactly these new advances in military technology that have dredged up a longstanding, yet important conflict between balancing national security with constitutional protections of due process.

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Posted On Mar - 6 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Executive Order Promotes Public-Private Collaboration to Protect Critical Infrastructure from Cyber Threat
By Jessica Vosgerchian — Edited by Ashish Bakshi

Executive Order 13636—Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity

On February 12, President Obama signed an Executive Order to increase information sharing between government agencies and private companies regarding cybersecurity threats to critical infrastructure. The order mandates the delivery of classified reports to infrastructure companies that are likely targets of cyber attacks.

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Department of Justice White Paper Reveals United States Position on Lethal Force Operations Targeting U.S. Citizens Abroad

By Mary Grinman – Edited by Laura Fishwick

On Monday, February 4, NBC made public an unsigned and undated Department of Justice (“DOJ”) White Paper, which concludes that the United States can lawfully use lethal force in a foreign country against a senior operational leader of al-Qa’ida or an associated force who is a U.S. citizen under certain conditions.

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Posted On Feb - 12 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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