Privacy of telecommunications http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/35926/all en UPDATE 2-U.S. high court throws out challenge to surveillance law http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/update-1-us-high-court-throws-out-challenge-surveillance-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Justices split 5-4 on wiretap law</p> <p>* Loss for human rights groups, journalists (Adds reaction)</p> <p>By Lawrence Hurley and Jonathan Stempel</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Feb 26 (Reuters) - U.S.-based journalists, lawyers and human rights groups cannot challenge a federal law that allows surveillance of some international communications, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday in a case touching on government efforts to fight terrorism.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130226/update-1-us-high-court-throws-out-challenge-surveillance-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Entertainment Environment Government Health Hospitality Law National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Social Issues Thomson Reuters Tue, 26 Feb 2013 16:30:38 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5767389 at http://www.globalpost.com US Supreme Court rejects electronic eavesdropping case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-supreme-court-rejects-electronic-eavesdropping-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a lawsuit brought by human rights groups and others challenging a US government electronic surveillance program set up after the September 11, 2001 attacks.</p> <p>In a 5-4 ruling the justices said the plaintiffs -- which include Amnesty International USA and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) -- had no legal standing to bring the case because they could not prove that they personally suffered from the government program.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130226/us-supreme-court-rejects-electronic-eavesdropping-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law Mass surveillance National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications AFP Tue, 26 Feb 2013 19:31:07 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5767648 at http://www.globalpost.com History of mass surveillance in the United States http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/factbox-history-mass-surveillance-the-united-states President Barack Obama defended his administration's security policies on Friday after reports revealing the sweeping nature of surveillance of Americans' phone and Internet activity. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130607/factbox-history-mass-surveillance-the-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Government Hospitality Law National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Security Technology Politics United States Thomson Reuters Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:44:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5852795 at http://www.globalpost.com Spy watchdog eyes information sharing with allies amid U.S. privacy concerns http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/spy-watchdog-eyes-information-sharing-allies-amid-us-privacy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>OTTAWA - The watchdog over Canada's electronic surveillance agency says it is interested in the spy outfit's sharing of information with allies.</p> <p>There are concerns that Canada's secretive Communications Security Establishment may have been given access to the communications data of American Internet giants through its U.S. counterpart, the National Security Agency.</p> <p>Bill Galbraith, a spokesman for the commissioner that keeps an eye on the CSE, says he cannot comment directly on those reports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130607/spy-watchdog-eyes-information-sharing-allies-amid-us-privacy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government National security Privacy of telecommunications Technology The Canadian Press Fri, 07 Jun 2013 23:22:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 5852821 at http://www.globalpost.com Google seeks approval from Justice Department to disclose more numbers on requests about users http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/google-seeks-approval-justice-department-disclose-more-numbe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - Google is asking the Obama administration for permission to disclose more details about the U.S. government's demands for email and other personal information transmitted online in an effort to distance itself from an Internet dragnet.</p> <p>In a show of unity, Google rivals Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. also supported the attempt to pressure the U.S. Justice Department to loosen the legal muzzle that limits disclosures about government surveillance authorized by courts to protect national security.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130611/google-seeks-approval-justice-department-disclose-more-numbe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Privacy of telecommunications Security Social Issues Technology The Canadian Press Tue, 11 Jun 2013 21:32:31 +0000 The Canadian Press 5855722 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. tech firms push for government transparency on security http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/us-tech-firms-push-government-transparency-security <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Gerry Shih and Bill Rigby</p> <p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Three of the largest U.S. Internet companies called on the U.S. government to provide greater transparency on national security requests on Tuesday, as they sought to distance themselves from reports that portrayed the companies as willing partners in supplying mass user data to security agencies.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130611/us-tech-firms-push-government-transparency-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Privacy of telecommunications Social Issues Surveillance Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:31:25 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5855556 at http://www.globalpost.com Public outrage over government surveillance has led to many lawsuits, no results http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/public-outrage-over-government-surveillance-has-led-many-law <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SAN FRANCISCO - Before there was Edward Snowden and the leak of explosive documents showing widespread government surveillance, there was Mark Klein — a telecommunications technician who alleged that AT</p> <p>Klein's allegations and the news reports about them launched dozens of consumer lawsuits in early 2006 against the government and telecommunications companies. The lawsuits alleged invasion of privacy and targeted the very same provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that are at the centre of the latest public outcry.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130612/public-outrage-over-government-surveillance-has-led-many-law" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Labor Law Mark Klein National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Security Technology The Canadian Press Wed, 12 Jun 2013 18:30:43 +0000 The Canadian Press 5856497 at http://www.globalpost.com Insight: FBI relies on secret U.S. surveillance law, records show http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/insight-fbi-relies-secret-us-surveillance-law-records-show <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By John Shiffman, Kristina Cooke and Mark Hosenball</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI has used secret evidence obtained under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to prosecute at least 27 accused terrorists since 2007, according to a Reuters review of public records.</p> <p>While the recent spotlight has been on the use of the FISA law by the U.S. National Security Agency for surveillance programs following disclosures by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, the FBI also makes extensive use of the law for domestic counterterrorism.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130618/insight-fbi-relies-secret-us-surveillance-law-records-show" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Surveillance Technology War Thomson Reuters Tue, 18 Jun 2013 06:31:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5859585 at http://www.globalpost.com Yahoo! says it has received thousands of US requests http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/yahoo-says-it-has-received-thousands-us-requests <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Internet giant Yahoo! said in a letter to users that it has received up to 13,000 requests for information from US law enforcement agencies in a six-month period ending May 31.</p> <p>The letter titled "Our Commitment to Our Users' Privacy" was posted on the company's Tumbler page late Monday, and was signed by Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and the company's top lawyer, Ron Bell.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130618/yahoo-says-it-has-received-thousands-us-requests" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Privacy of telecommunications Security Technology Yahoo AFP Tue, 18 Jun 2013 10:30:35 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5859768 at http://www.globalpost.com India sets up elaborate system to tap phone calls, e-mail http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/india-sets-elaborate-system-tap-phone-calls-e-mail <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Anurag Kotoky</p> <p>NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has launched a wide-ranging surveillance program that will give its security agencies and even income tax officials the ability to tap directly into e-mails and phone calls without oversight by courts or parliament, several sources said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130620/india-sets-elaborate-system-tap-phone-calls-e-mail" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Privacy of telecommunications Security Technology War Thomson Reuters Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:33:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5862101 at http://www.globalpost.com Democratic senator wants new oversight of surveillance programs http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/democratic-senator-wants-new-oversight-surveillance-programs <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Patrick Leahy, introduced a bill on Monday seeking to rein in the sweeping U.S. government surveillance programs exposed by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden.</p> <p>The bill would expand reporting requirements for the secret programs, add more court reviews and move up the expiration of the authorization for some of the data collection by 2-1/2 years.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130624/democratic-senator-wants-new-oversight-surveillance-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Law National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Thomson Reuters Mon, 24 Jun 2013 22:03:11 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5866257 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft wants to disclose US government data queries http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/microsoft-wants-disclose-us-government-data-queries <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Microsoft has joined Google in a legal push for permission to disclose more information about secret government requests for data, according to a US court filing made public on Wednesday.</p> <p>Microsoft's legal request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) on June 19th came a day after a similar petition by Google.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130627/microsoft-wants-disclose-us-government-data-queries" target="_blank">read more</a></p> National security Privacy of telecommunications Security Technology AFP Thu, 27 Jun 2013 08:31:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5868965 at http://www.globalpost.com Microsoft asks secretive court to let it release data on FISA orders http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/microsoft-asks-secretive-court-let-it-release-data-fisa-orde <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - Microsoft is asking a court to let it disclose data on national security orders the company has received under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.</p> <p>Microsoft made the request in a motion filed June 19 with the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and unsealed this week.</p> <p>The company's action comes after Google filed a similar motion asking permission to disclose the number of data requests that come from secret orders approved by the court. Both companies argued that they should be allowed to do so under the First Amendment.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130627/microsoft-asks-secretive-court-let-it-release-data-fisa-orde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Microsoft National security Privacy of telecommunications Security Technology The Canadian Press Thu, 27 Jun 2013 22:08:37 +0000 The Canadian Press 5869784 at http://www.globalpost.com Former judge says secret FISA court is independent but 'needs an adversary' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130709/former-judge-says-secret-fisa-court-not-rubber-stamp-needs-a <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A former federal judge who served on a secret court overseeing the National Security Agency's secret surveillance programs said Tuesday the panel is independent but flawed because only the government's side is represented effectively in its deliberations.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2013 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130709/former-judge-says-secret-fisa-court-not-rubber-stamp-needs-a" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Hospitality Law National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Surveillance Technology War The Canadian Press Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:05:29 +0000 The Canadian Press 5879409 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-judge says intelligence court should hear from outside parties http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/ex-judge-says-intelligence-court-should-hear-outside-parties <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lawrence Hurley</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A retired judge who once served on a secretive U.S. intelligence court said on Tuesday it should not be able to approve broad government data-gathering requests without hearing from outside parties who could warn of potential civil liberties concerns.</p> <p>Currently, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court makes its decisions on government surveillance requests without hearing from anyone but U.S. Justice Department lawyers in its behind-closed-doors proceedings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130709/ex-judge-says-intelligence-court-should-hear-outside-parties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Environment Health National security Politics Privacy of telecommunications Surveillance Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 10 Jul 2013 02:33:29 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5879934 at http://www.globalpost.com