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Baltimore Detective Declines to Reveal Phone Tracking Methods

This week a Baltimore city police detective declined to tell a defense attorney how the police tracked a defendant in a Baltimore Circuit Court robbery trial. A local judge threatened to hold the detective in contempt of court for declining to reveal the methods used to locate the robbery suspect’s phone. Instead, the detective decided Read More

Controversial Anonabox Tor Router Returns

Anonabox, the controversial project that raised over $600,000 on Kickstarter, has made a return – this time on Indiegogo. The project was suspended from Kickstarter in the midst of the questions regarding the originality of the device. The Anonabox project was removed from Kickstarter after industry experts found that the device was not custom made Read More

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UK Police Exploits Loopholes in Law to Hack Mobile Phones

Police forces in the UK are accessing people’s mobile call records without their knowledge or consent, The Times has reported. Police are exploiting loopholes in Britain’s surveillance laws to access people’s texts, voicemails, and emails. The report claims that British police can access communication information stored on a mobile device without a warrant, instead only Read More

Anonabox Kickstarter Campaign Faces Severe ‘Scam’ Allegations

Anonabox made headlines when its Kickstarter campaign raised over half a million dollars in just three days but just as quickly as the tiny Tor router made news it’s facing some backlash with some Redditers claim that the same hardware is available for purchase in China. Ever since they launched the crowdfunding campaign, there has Read More

Tor Security Advisory Describes Recent Attack

On July 30, the Tor Project published a copy of the email sent out to users to inform them the browser experienced a series of attacks between January 30 and July 4, and any users should “assume they were affected.” Although there is still a considerable amount of unclear information, including what was affected and Read More

EFF & ACLU Join Woman’s Case Against NSA

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) are officially joining an Idaho’s woman initiative against the National Security Agency (NSA) over the collection of cellphone data. The NSA was sued by Anna Smith of Coeur d’Alene last year, who contended that the agency was collecting data that amounted to illegal seizure Read More

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The Space Industry Faces New CyberSpace Risks

While awareness about cyber threats has increased in recent years, the occurrence of cyber attacks to satellites tend to be either downplayed, unmonitored, or reported as common incidents. The rapid growth in satellite applications is creating new threat vectors for the space industry. As a large number of interconnected services start relying extensively on space Read More

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EFF Challenges Authors Guild Appeal in Fair Use Case

Back in April, the Author’s Guild moved to appeal a November ruling which determined Google Books is not in violation of fair use. It submitted its claim to the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals in objection to the ruling of Judge Denny Chin. Most recently, the Electronic Frontier Foundation joined Public Knowledge and the Read More

Cell Phone Tracking Without Warrant Illegal, Rules Court

This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that any data the government wants to gather off a cellphone must first be approved in full by a warrant before any officer of the law gets the opportunity to track valuable information. In a landmark decision this Wednesday in Miami, Judge Read More

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