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Appeals Court: TSA Violated Federal Law, But Scanners Stay

A Federal appeals court found today that, although the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) had clearly violated Federal law, the Court would not block them from using full-body scanners, called Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT), in airports.

New Anti-Piracy Agreement: ISP Consumers Subject To “Six Strikes” Policy

Several major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) have signed on to a voluntary agreement with the movie and music industries to crack down on the pirating of copyrighted media, under which consumers will be subject to a “six strikes” policy.

EPIC: Documents Show TSA Ignored Radiation Warnings

The Electronic Privacy Information Center recently announced that it has obtained documents from the Transportation Security Administration, which raise new questions about the safety of the TSA’s full-body scanners.

Senators Propose Bill To Protect The Privacy Of Smartphone Users

Senators Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Wednesday introduced a bill that would require companies that manufacture mobile devices to receive express consent from consumers before sharing information about those users’ locations with third parties.

Can Cops In Your State Conduct A Warrantless Search Of Your Cell Phone?

Police officers across the United States are testing the boundaries of the Fourth Amendment, routinely conducting warrantless searches of arrestees’ cell phones. Despite public outcry against it, many State courts are upholding the practice. 

Indiana Court Denies Citizens’ Right To Resist Unlawful Police Entry

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Indiana citizens have no right to resist unlawful police entry into their homes.

U.S. Starts Tapping Into Federal Pensions

On Monday, United States Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told Congress that he will begin suspending investments in government retirement funds in order to free up borrowing capacity.

Police Spying Backfires As Criminals Use Facebook/Twitter For Surveillance

Recently, there has been a lot of public outcry against police officers using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to spy on supposed criminals. Now, it looks like the criminals are giving the police a taste of their own medicine. According to a Foxnews.com article, police officials are worried that social networking is putting officers at risk.

2012 Defense Authorization Act To Allow Military To Conduct Secret Missions In Cyberspace

On May 9, Representative Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, released his version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. The bill, which is updated annually, specifies the budget and expenditures for the U.S. Department of Defense.

Bill Aims To Protect Privacy Of 911 Callers In Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers have introduced a bill that is intended to protect the safety and privacy of residents who call 911. 

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