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Former John Doe Fighting FBI Spying Can Finally Speak After 11-Year Court Battle 

Over a decade ago, Nicholas Merrill received a National Security Letter from the FBI asking him to turn over a customer’s data. Merrill, who owned a company called Calyx Internet Access, refused to give it up. Instead, he fought a national security gag order for 11 years preventing him from speaking out against how the FBI uses NSL letters.

People Blaming Encryption For The Paris Attacks Are Looking Dumber Every Day 

Law enforcement officials are using the Paris attacks to argue that the government needs special access to crack encryption. It’s a bad argument, and it’s looking worse as more information comes out about how the attacks went down.

NSW Police Force Caught Illegally Spying On A Private Facebook Page

Rhys Liam Halvey was in for a surprise when, after four months of illegal surveillance on his private Facebook page, he was arrested and charged with three counts of using a carriage service to offend police and three counts of publishing an indecent article. The arrest has since led to a formal complaint to the Police Integrity Commission, with a magistrate ordering costs against the police and condemning their actions as a “criminal offence”.

Blaming Encryption For Terrorist Attacks Is A Mistake 

We don’t know the specifics of how the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday were carried out. That hasn’t stopped the law enforcement community from shamelessly blaming encryption for helping terrorists, or from seizing the attack as an opportunity to defend surveillance.

Windows 10 Privacy Settings: What You Need To Know

Windows 10 has some handy new features, but if you believe the rest of the internet, it also comes with features that eviscerate any semblance of privacy. Let’s take a closer look at what each of these settings actually do — and which ones are actually a privacy problem.

Crypto Is For Everyone -- And American History Proves It

Over the last year, law enforcement officials around the world have been pressing hard on the notion that without a magical “backdoor” to access the content of any and all encrypted communications by ordinary people, they will be totally incapable of fulfilling their duties to investigate crime and protect the public. EFF and many others have pushed back — including launching a petition with our friends to SaveCrypto, which this week reached 100,000 signatures, forcing a response from President Obama.

Catch 22 Déjà Vu: US Court Rejects NSA Spying Case For Lack Of Proof 

Imagine you know your neighbour is spying on you, and you sue them, but your case gets dismissed for lack of evidence. Then a few months later your creepo neighbour gets doxxed and his emails outline his elaborate plan for neighbour-stalking. You sue again. You’re gonna win, right?

Apple Reminds Us It Can't Hand Your iPhone Data To The Cops

Ever since iOS 8, Apple has been reminding law enforcement that it can’t pull data off locked iPhones. In a subtly sassy brief filed for a federal judge, Apple has reminded everyone that it can’t (and won’t) break users’ encryption if the government asks it to.

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