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Don’t let NSA paranoia destroy your productivity

There's an awful lot of paranoia going around these days. But the biggest threats to your privacy don't come from the NSA or the FBI. They come from private companies building massive databases to track your movements. Here's a sensible set of strategies to minimize privacy risks.

June 18, 2013

FBI director stresses cooperation with private enterprise

At the RSA Conference in San Francisco, FBI Director Robert Mueller highlights the importance of a coordinated response to cybercrime, encouraging businesses to work more closely with the government. Mueller assures companies that reporting breaches of security and going through the investigative process can be done with minimal disruption, safeguarding privacy, data, and confidentiality.

March 5, 2010 by

Big Brother Getting Bigger Part 1: USA

Eek, from Slashdot today:The FBI has confirmed to Popular Mechanics that it's not only adding palm prints to its criminal records, but preparing to balloon its repository of photos, which an agency official says 'could be the basis for our facial recognition.' It's all part of a new biometric software system that could store millions of iris scans within 10 years and has privacy advocates crying foul.

June 30, 2008 by

FBI Drafts Legislation????

According to CNET the FBI has drafted legislation to legalize their desired invasions of privacy which includes requiring router manufacturers to include back doors and by the way, remove the requirement of the justice department to report such "wire taps".   What is going on here?

July 8, 2006 by

Rights groups want Carnivore muzzled

The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Privacy Information Center on Friday called for the Clinton administration to suspend the FBI's use of the Carnivore Internet surveillance system until it can be further reviewed. "Despite FBI claims that the review has vindicated Carnivore, it has actually validated many of the privacy concerns that have been voiced by the public and members of Congress.

December 1, 2000 by

FBI releases Carnivore info -- but not many details

The FBI released on Tuesday the first 565 pages of documents concerning the controversial Carnivore network sniffer designed to tap e-mail and other communications on the Internet, according to the Electronic Privacy Information Center, which had filed suit to obtain the information. The documents show that the agency had considered the legal ramifications of deploying the technology, but reveal little of its inner workings.

October 2, 2000 by

Carnivore receives Congressional scrutiny

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday began its hearing into the FBI's Carnivore online surveillance program and other Internet privacy issues. An FBI executive testified that its technicians work with Internet service provider experts when setting up a surveillance to ensure personal privacy.

September 5, 2000 by

Privacy group petitions for 'Carnivore' details

A leading privacy organization has asked a federal judge to compel the FBI to turn over details of its e-mail surveillance system, code-named Carnivore. The Electronic Privacy Information Centeron Wednesday, in an application submitted to U.

August 1, 2000 by

Feds: No warrants for Net wiretaps

In a case with broad implications for communications technology, lawyers for the Justice Department and a coalition of telecommunications and privacy groups square off in federal court Wednesday to argue whether the FBI should be allowed to intercept Internet communications and pinpoint the locations of cellular phone users without first obtaining a search warrant. Full story.

May 16, 2000 by

The FBI as Big Brother?

At the Computer, Freedom and Privacy 2000 Conference in Toronto: Privacy groups might consider him "the enemy," but FBI supervisory special agent Paul George counters: "There are worsethings than having your privacy violated ... like murder.

April 5, 2000 by

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