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Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By   /  October 15, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Issues with Designating Election Infrastructure as Critical Infrastructure

By Daniel Patrick Shaffer Critical Infrastructure and the Power of the Executive Branch Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson recently proposed the idea of designating election infrastructure as “critical infrastructure.” Critical infrastructure includes pieces of infrastructure that are so vital to the United States, that their destruction would have a crippling effect on our […]

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The Third Party Records Doctrine and Privacy in the Digital Age and Its Role in National Security

By   /  April 30, 2016  /  Analysis, Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law  /  No Comments

Everyday that passes the expectation of privacy of individuals diminishes. The newest technological crazes revolve around monitoring our day-to-day activities and maximizing every second we have. From wristwatches that measure your heart rate and let you read email or text messages at the same time, to smart meters installed at our houses collecting minute-by-minute data […]

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Cell Site Simulator Technology Violating Fourth Amendment Rights

By   /  April 18, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, Events  /  No Comments

In the age of modern technology, the balance between individuals’ privacy rights and national security have been heavily weighed. Advances in technology have enabled government agencies to obtain cellular information without appropriate judicial review and without the individual’s knowledge. Due to public outcry and complaints made by the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Government felt that […]

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The Intersection of “Internet Terrorism” and “Individual Privacy” in the Context of the First Amendment

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other  /  No Comments

“Deterring Russia, channeling growing Chinese power, and working with others to dismantle the Islamic State are daunting challenges — but not greater than rebuilding post-World War II Europe, containing the Soviet Union, ending the Cold War, and promoting democratic governance throughout much of the modern world.”[1] –James Dobbins The “modern world” that Ambassador James Dobbins speaks of has a […]

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The Slippery Slope of Creating an iPhone Backdoor

By   /  March 27, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, Events  /  No Comments

Gregory Coutros The Slippery Slope of Creating an iPhone Backdoor             The FBI’s request that Apple provide an electronic backdoor into the iPhone used by the San Bernardino shooters is, on its face, a reasonable request. The government’s need to access the phone is undoubtedly important for national security so as to protect against terrorist […]

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