Internet Freedom Is Still On A Worldwide Decline
The world's internet is not as free as it was last year, or the year before that, or the year before that, according to independent watchdog organization Freedom House.
According To A Federal Court's Ruling, You Do Not Have To Tell The Police Your Passcode
Can the police compel you to give up your iPhone passcode? Not according to one federal court’s ruling. Doing so would be a violation of your Fifth Amendment rights.
Government Agencies Are Becoming More Involved With Yelp
Yelp announced that it has entered into an agreement with the federal government to enable federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read, and respond to reviews.
The Director of the Office of Personnel Management Resigns After Last Year's Security Breaches
Katherine Archuleta, Director of the Office of Personnel Management, has stepped down from her position in the wake of two major security breaches last year. According to some estimates, the two security breaches exposed the personal information of at least 22.1 million people..
You Can Trust These Companies To Protect Your Data From The Government
According to the Electronic Frontier Foundation's annual report on companies' commitment to protecting user data, Adobe, Apple, Wikimedia, WordPress, and Yahoo have your back more than everyone else.
More Than Dozen Tech Companies Write President Obama About Encryption Backdoors
President Obama is about to receive a letter signed by dozens upon dozens of companies and organizations, urging him to resist giving government agencies access to citizens' personal data via backdoors in encrypted devices.
Hillary Clinton Has a Great 404 Error Page
With Marco Rubio's Monday announcement that he's running for President, that makes four official candidates so far. We're at a pretty early stage in the campaign, so we're going to ignore all the polls. What we're going to look at is which candidate has the best 404 page.
FAA Provides Amazon Go-Ahead For Drone Flight Testing
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted Amazon an "experimental airworthiness certificate" that allows the company to begin research and training on its fleet of delivery drones, what the company calls Amazon Prime Air. Unfortunately for Amazon, the certificate comes with some of the same restrictions the FAA proposed in its comprehensive drone regulations back in February.
US Government Rolls Out New Anti-Cyberattack Agency
Today, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco will give a speech at the Wilson Center at an event on cyber threats. According to the Center, Monaco will "preview plans for preventing the most pernicious state and non-state digital intrusions and Administration efforts to provide early warning about cyber attacks."
Google Under Scrutiny From WikiLeaks for Giving FBI Personal Information
Google reportedly delayed by two and a half years disclosure to WikiLeaks that it gave emails and other data from three of its staff to the FBI. This occurred after a federal judge issued a warrant.