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SEC Pressed To Support Email Privacy Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

Conservative and civil liberties groups pushed the head of the Securities & Exchange Commission to support email privacy reform in a letter sent Wedne...

Matt Sledge

Verizon Received 320,000 Law Enforcement Requests For Customer Data Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Verizon received 320,000 U.S. law enforcement requests for customer names, phone call records, text messages, and other kinds of customer data in 2013...

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Cops Asked For Cell Phone Data More Than 1 Million Times Last Year

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

Where you've been, whom you've talked to and even what you've been saying -- police can get it all from your cell phone company, and frequently withou...

Matt Sledge

The FBI Can Still Read Your Email Without A Warrant, But This Bill Would Change That

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.05.2013 | Politics

Activists are making a last-minute push to get an email privacy bill passed this congressional session, in the hopes they can reform a law that allows...

Tell the White House to Fix ECPA and Protect Our Electronic Privacy

Christopher Calabrese | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Christopher Calabrese

This might come as a shock to you, but the privacy of many of your electronic communications has a six-month expiration date. That's because the law governing access to our online communications was written in 1986.

Matt Sledge

Senator 'Extremely Concerned' Over FBI Surveillance

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Sen. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) said Thursday he was "extremely concerned" over revelations that the FBI continues to believe it can conduct war...

Matt Sledge

Senator Blasts IRS Email Snooping

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A civil liberties-minded senator from Colorado is hitting the IRS over its claim that it doesn't need a warrant to read emails in its sear...

Matt Sledge

The IRS Thinks It Doesn't Need A Warrant To Read Your Email

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.11.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- IRS documents released Wednesday suggest that the tax collection agency believes it can read American citizens' emails without a warrant. ...

Matt Sledge

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Email Privacy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.19.2013 | Technology

NEW YORK -- Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) introduced legislation to strengthen email privacy protections on Tuesday, giving bipart...

Matt Sledge

Lawmakers Introduce New Online Privacy Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the House of Representatives introduced a bill on Wednesday to force the FBI to get a warrant before it...

Matt Sledge

Federal Judge Puts A Price On Privacy

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics

NEW HAVEN -- Privacy has a price. For Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, it comes out to $2,400 a year. Kozinski, who...

Matt Sledge

Twitter Warns Of Government 'Chilling Effect'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.29.2013 | Technology

Twitter's second transparency report, released Tuesday, documents government requests for users' information. The results will surprise no one who has...

The Internet Association Celebrates 2013 Data Privacy Day, Urges 113th Congress to Pass Electronic Privacy Reform

Michael Beckerman | Posted 03.30.2013 | Technology
Michael Beckerman

Did you know that a law written before email was commercially available governs the way the government can access your data online?

Matt Sledge

Microsoft Won't Say Whether Skype Is Tapped

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2013 | Technology

Privacy advocates are calling on Microsoft to disclose whether -- and how often -- governments are snooping on Skype users, a move that comes as the s...

Google Transparency Report Reactions

Matt Sledge | Posted 03.26.2013 | Technology
Matt Sledge

Bloggers and privacy advocates are responding to Google's latest Transparency Report -- the first to break down how often it receives subpoenas as opp...

Warrant Requirement Past Due for Cell Phone Tracking

Leslie Harris | Posted 06.03.2012 | Technology
Leslie Harris

The ACLU notes that nearly all of the more than 200 police departments in their report said that they track cell phones; however, only a fraction of those departments get a warrant from a judge.