November 30, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review computer hacking cases

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By Andrew Chung From Reuters WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sidestepped a growing controversy over who can give permission to access a computer, a debate that goes to the core of what constitutes hacking in this era of widespread use of the internet and social media. The justices turned away two […]

US: EFF sues for release of data on decryption requests

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By Cheryl Miller, The Recorder SACRAMENTO — Digital liberties group Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the U.S. Department of Justice Tuesday for documents that may shed light on how many times—if ever—the federal government has sought a secret court order forcing companies to decrypt consumers’ information. The Freedom of Information Act complaint, filed in the U.S. District […]