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Topic: ACLU

NSA admits to second incident of unauthorized metadata collection

06/26/2019, 10:06 am

The U.S. National Security Agency scooped up unauthorized call and text message data in October, representing the second such incident known to the public.

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Revived bill proposes safeguards against warrantless data searches at US borders

05/23/2019, 12:05 pm

U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have reintroduced a bill that would block the government from searching iPhones, MacBooks, and other devices at the border without a warrant.

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ACLU says US border agents have 'near-unfettered' ability to seize iPhones, other devices

05/01/2019, 09:05 am

The American Civil Liberties Union has shared data that shows U.S. border agencies are "asserting near-unfettered authority" to search and seize devices such as iPhones and iPads from anyone at points of entry without a warrant, violating two U.S. Constitutional amendments.

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Apple employee assailed by U.S. Customs, ACLU complaint claims

04/02/2019, 06:04 pm

Apple employee Andreas Gal, former executive of Apple acquisition Silk Labs, was allegedly harangued and penalized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials when he demurred to device search requests.

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Spies want to use exploits similar to Group FaceTime bug for eavesdropping

02/01/2019, 08:02 am

The recently-discovered Group FaceTime bug that allowed people to eavesdrop on other people without their permission has been worked around, and a fix is coming, but the UK's surveillance agency wants to use flaws like it as a feature, in order to more easily spy on targets.

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Key Apple security expert Jon Callas leaves to take job with ACLU

12/04/2018, 04:12 pm

One of Apple's senior security specialists, Jon Callas, has reportedly jumped ship to work at the American Civil Liberties Union -- and for a much smaller salary.

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Apple, Facebook, Google & others sign brief concerned about warrantless location tracking

08/15/2017, 12:08 pm

Several high-profile technology companies, including Apple, have submitted a amicus brief in a key case at the U.S. Supreme Court, expressing concerns about warrantless police access to cellphone location data.

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ACLU: Google is embarrassed by Android security, isn't protecting vulnerable users like Apple's iOS

11/04/2015, 03:11 pm

The difference between encryption and security on iOS and Android isn't just a technical issue but a "digital security divide," according to the principal technologist for the American Civil Liberties Union. That's because Apple secures its devices while Google leaves Android open to data collection and surveillance.

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