Reuters reported today that Yahoo complied with a government directive last year to scan all of its incoming customers’ e-mails for certain content. This broad a search of content by a company has never previously been reported.
Candidates are taking the debate stage for the first time in the general election, and are likely to discuss crime, policing, and national security. New data analysis and briefing memos unpack some of the rhetoric around these issues.
“Predictive Policing” computer systems — which use data to forecast where crime will happen or who will be involved — provide a “misleading and undeserved imprimatur of impartiality,” and rely on profoundly limited and biased data.
A new report from the Office of the Inspector General for the New York City Police Department found that the NYPD failed to follow rules that are critical to guarding against open-ended surveillance and abuse.
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit unanimously ruled, in Microsoft Corporation v. United States of America, that a domestic search warrant cannot compel American companies to provide emails stored outside the United States.
The Brennan Center and 28 other civil liberties organizations called on the president to quickly nominate someone with a strong background in privacy and civil liberties to fill the vital position of PCLOB chair.