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Congressional Group Says Encryption Backdoors Are a Bad Idea

The Congressional Encryption Working Group released its year-end report that concluded that encryption backdoors do more harm than good.The 12-page report said that “any...

French surveillance law is unconstitutional after all, highest court says

The French Constitutional Council has taken another look at a new security law it waved through in July 2015, and found it wanting. A key...

Researchers ask federal court to unseal years of surveillance records

Enlarge / The lawyers are petitioning a court housed in the Phillip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.Bloomberg / Getty Images News reader comments 7 Share...

Judge: child porn evidence obtained via FBI’s Tor hack must be...

EnlargeAndrew Brookes / Getty Images News reader comments 1 Share this story A federal judge in Iowa has ordered the suppression of child...

EU 'Seeks to Restrict Digital Comms Encryption'

The EU wants to force WhatsApp, iMessage and other internet-based tools to abide by tougher data-protection rules, leaked documents say. By Matthew BroersmaThe European Union...

Internet tracking software maker to face wiretapping trial, court rules

reader comments 2 Share this story A federal appeals court says the maker of an online spying tool can be sued on...

Privacy lawsuit over Gmail will move forward

cinefil_reader comments 44 Share this story Thanks to a judge's order, Google must face another proposed class-action lawsuit over its scanning of...

FBI chief Comey: “We have never had absolute privacy”

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Imagesreader comments 52 Share this story SAN FRANCISCO—FBI Director James Comey has some phones—650 of them, to be...