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Google Encrypts Its Network to Counteract NSA Surveillance
By Jennifer Garnett – Edited by Abhilasha Nautiyal

Earlier this month, Mike Hearn of Google’s Security Department posted online that Google has successfully encrypted the data traffic between its servers. This undoes the National Security Agency’s (“NSA”) work in creating the surveillance program “MUSCULAR,” which taps into the connections between Google and Yahoo’s private data centers.


Posted On Nov - 18 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

NIST to Formally Reexamine Cryptography Standards Development Process
By Sheri Pan – Edited by Elise Young

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) recently announced that it has begun formal review of its standards development process for approving cryptographic algorithms. The notice appears to be a reaction to recent reports in the New York Times regarding the National Security Agency’s back door access to encrypted data through an NIST-approved cryptographic algorithm. That is used by many companies to encrypt data sent over the Web.


Posted On Nov - 7 - 2013 1 Comment READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Emma Winer

American Dating Website Withdraws Plan to Sell User Information to Peer Canadian Site

Third Circuit Finds Warrantless GPS Tracking Unconstitutional

Sony Sues United Airlines for Copyright Infringement


Posted On Oct - 28 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Flash Digest: News In Brief
By Mengyi Wang

Protecting Dwindling Elephant Populations in Kenya: Google Earth, Drones, and Legislation

California Governor Vetoes State Electronic Privacy Bill

SeaChange Prevails in ARRIS Patent Dispute


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

Basaaly Moalin, Convicted of Supporting Terrorist Organization, Challenges NSA’s Electronic Surveillance
By Anton Ziajka – Edited by Elise Young

United States v. Moalin

Basaaly Moalin, a Somali immigrant who was convicted of conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist group al-Shabaab, filed a motion for a new trial. Moalin based his motion upon facts that surfaced during congressional hearings held in response to Edward Snowden’s release of information about the U.S. government’s electronic surveillance programs. The government filed a response and opposition.


Posted On Oct - 20 - 2013 Comments Off READ FULL POST
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