• Reddit's Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn

    Reddit's Missing Warrant Canary: What IT Can Learn

    When a warrant canary vanished from Reddit's Transparency Report, it got folks talking.It was lacking an important bit of legalese known as a "warrant canary.
  • FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court

    FBI Hacking Authority Expanded By Supreme Court

    With the US Supreme Court's approval, warrants to search and seize digital data will be able to authorize government hacking anywhere.The US Supreme Court on Thursday presented Congress with changes in the Rules of Criminal Procedure that will allow judges to issue warrants directed at electronic devices outside their jurisdiction, vastly expanding the government's surveillance and hacking power.
  • Feds Raid Home, Require Residents to Unlock Phones

    Feds Raid Home, Require Residents to Unlock Phones

    California police recently served a warrant that allowed them to require everyone in a residence to unlock mobile devices that were secured with a fingerprint.On May 9, the Department of Justice requested that local law enforcement officers enter a residence in Lancaster and access all smartphones at that location.
  • Amazon Says First Amendment Protects Alexa Data

    Amazon Says First Amendment Protects Alexa Data

    Prosecutors in an Arkansas murder trial claim that an Amazon Echo could hold data crucial to the case, but Amazon says that data is protected by the First Amendment and is refusing to give it up.It received national attention in December when authorities issued a warrant for data stored on the defendant's Echo, powered by Amazon's Alexa voice assistant.
  • Congress: Get a Warrant to Search Americans' Phones at Border

    Congress: Get a Warrant to Search Americans' Phones at Border

    Congress, however, wants to make sure Americans aren't swept up in those searches without a warrant.But a bill that Sen.