Category Archives: Investigation-2- Interception of communication

Focusing On Google Getting Emails & Passwords Via Data Collection Misses The Point: Anyone Could Have Done It | Techdirt

Focusing On Google Getting Emails & Passwords Via Data Collection Misses The Point: Anyone Could Have Done It | Techdirt. 22 October 2010

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Indian Government Demands Right To Spy On Skype, Gmail, Blackberry Messages | Techdirt

Indian Government Demands Right To Spy On Skype, Gmail, Blackberry Messages | Techdirt. 07 July 2010 Don’t know to which extent it is true, but I would not be surprised that governments start finding ways to crack down codes and … Continue reading

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Work starts to reverse ban on using intercept evidence in criminal trials | Law | The Guardian

Work starts to reverse ban on using intercept evidence in criminal trials | Law | The Guardian. 17 May 2010 The UK contemplates allowing intercepted data to be admissible for evidence at trial. Two issues with potential waiver of this … Continue reading

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Why Google’s Street View WiFi Data Collection Was Almost Certainly An Accident | Techdirt

Why Google’s Street View WiFi Data Collection Was Almost Certainly An Accident | Techdirt. 23rd June 2010 The article itself refers to another one. Not a techie, I had already argued that common sense dictates that it was probably an … Continue reading

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Search and Seizures – interception of communication: US

For the US, but to which extent it applies elsewhere? Judge Says DHS Can’t Hang Onto Travelers Laptops To Search Much Later Without A Warrant (TechDirt 11 June 2010) Police And Courts Regularly Abusing Wiretapping Laws To Arrest People For … Continue reading

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Hyping issues up: distortions when it comes to internet

1 – “The Real Problem With Internet Comments Isn’t Anonymity” (TechDirt, 12 April 2010). That I would agree; people before internet could be anonymous for the better or for the worse (blackmail…). They could also be discovered and were accepting … Continue reading

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Surveillance

Apparently, “Obama Quietly Issues Ruling Saying It’s Legal For The FBI To Break The Law On Accessing Phone Records” (TechDirt, 22 January 2010) and I find this even more astonishing: the harm exists, it is to each individual. “Judge Dismisses … Continue reading

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Surveillance

“Rather Than Blaming Twitter, NY Police Using It To Track Gang Activity” (TechDirt, 01 December 2009)

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Surveillance

“US gov’t agencies sued over Facebook surveillance” (ZDnet.co.uk, 02 December 2009) Different watchdogs decided to ask the US federal government for their guidelines in how they use social networks to monitor citizens’ behaviours. A similar policy would not be amiss … Continue reading

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data retention – analysis of policies

The German Working group on data retention produced the following report: Position on the processing of traffic data for “security purposes” (21 March 2009) on the statewatch website

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