Extending CALEA to Cover the Cloud?

There is a great discussion over on Slate about how the FBI sees it’s ability to listen in via tapping phones as “going dark”.  Why use a landline or a cell phone when you can use your webcam to orchestrate your criminal enterprises? http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/03/26/andrew_weissmann_fbi_wants_real_time_gmail_dropbox_spying_power.html The blog suggests that the FBI is interested in extending CALEA, […]

Privacy is Dead: Now where’s my Inheritance – Part 1

Privacy is Dead. It’s not the first time you’ve heard this, surely.  A private investigator, Sam Rambam was quoted as saying “Privacy is Dead – Get Over it” in 2006.  In 2012, Huffing Post contributor Miles Feldman posed the question “Is Privacy Dead?” If it is, then we’ve been collecting our inheritance without knowing it […]

What has Al Franken done for me lately, Part 2

Last week, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on Privacy and Information Security. Senator Rockefeller made a point of emphasizing his committee’s jurisdiction over privacy and data security issues. I think this statement alone shows a rift in the Senate’s perspective on Information Security in light of the newly formed […]

What has Al Franken done for me lately, Part 1

In February of this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to form a new sub-committee on Privacy, Technology, and the Law. They chose my favorite Senator, Al Franken to chair the new group. After I heard about this new committee’s formation back in February (feb 14), they kinda went radio silent for a few months, […]