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Government Transparency Report Published By Verizon
2014-07-09 11:37:57

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Verizon reaffirmed its commitment to transparency on Tuesday and issued its second company transparency report, which covers the first six months of this year. Verizon’s Transparency Report for the First Half of 2014 revealed that the carrier received approximately 150,000 requests for customer information from federal, state or local law enforcement in the United States. In the report Verizon stated, "We do not release customer...

ISPs, Parliament Launch Lawsuit Against Britain's GCHQ Over Spying
2014-07-02 10:50:32

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In a twist that seems more fitting of a John Grisham courtroom-based drama than a James Bond adventure the British spy community is reportedly being sued by a number of Internet Service Providers as well as members of Parliament. Last year classified documents released by former National Security Agency (NSA) analyst Edward Snowden revealed a number of American surveillance programs, while also exposing the fact that Great Britain's...

US Supreme Court Shoots Down Google's Challenge Over Street View Lawsuit
2014-06-30 12:57:26

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Google won't get its day in court – at least not with the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS). The highest court in the land on Monday declined to hear Google Inc.'s lawsuit challenge. Google had sought to challenge a lawsuit that accused it of violating federal wiretap law when it accidentally collected emails and other personal data when building its popular Street View program. The Supreme Court left intact a September...

vodafone transparency report
2014-06-06 10:42:08

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Vodafone, which is one of the world's largest mobile phone operators, has released a detailed report revealing the scope of government snooping into phone networks. On Friday, the mobile operator's report suggested that authorities in some nations are able to directly access a network without seeking any permission from the carrier. The report, which is reportedly the first of its kind, covered 29 counties in Africa, Asia and Europe,...

2013-11-25 23:25:35

This telephone recorder adapter has been engineered to help professionals record important conversations on any type of phone, easily and affordably. Ventura, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Having an all-purpose adapter that works with all major types of phones, including all analog, digital or cell phones can make life much easier for police officers, attorneys, insurance investigators, private investigators, interviewers and other professionals that regularly record phone conversations....

Google Lawsuit Email Wiretapping Upheld
2013-10-02 08:47:47

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A federal judge has refused Google’s request to throw out a lawsuit over charges the company illegally wiretapped customers and non-customers alike. US District Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose decided last week to uphold a lawsuit against the company on charges that Google scans emails and uses the contents therein to fuel advertisements. Weeks earlier, another US appeals court upheld a decision against Google and said they must be...

Google Wiretapping Charges Upheld
2013-09-11 10:37:49

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A US appeals court has upheld a decision against Google and now claims the search giant must be held responsible for violating wiretapping laws. This decision comes after the California company appealed a previous ruling and argued that their collection of data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks was exempt from these laws. A panel of three judges ruled unanimously against Google, however, and now they must face all the charges brought...

Feds Seek To Enforce Internet Wiretaps Using Fines
2013-05-01 12:59:10

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Washington Post published a report today claiming that a “government task force” is getting ready to propose legislation which would fine Internet companies that do not allow law enforcement agencies to access communication between their users. The article cites an unnamed source familiar with the effort, and says that this proposal would give the federal government the same access to Facebook and Google as it...


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