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iConstitution: How Apple is using the Constitution as a basis for its argument against the FBI

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, National Security Law, News & Events, Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

It’s quite difficult to imagine exactly what the Framers of the Constitution would think of the construal of their document to protect the locked-away iMessages and data of the San Bernardino terrorists. Yet, the principles of the Constitution that Apple is using to rebut the arguments of the FBI protect the rights of the individual […]

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The Optic Nerve Program Meets the NSA

By   /  March 19, 2014  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Three United States Senators and members of the Senate Intelligence Committee are among many Americans who recently discovered that the National Security Agency (NSA) potentially aided the British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the mass collection of Yahoo webcam images through the Optic Nerve program. The three Senators, Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Udall (D-CO), and Martin […]

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Warrantless Wiretapping Fallout Continues

By   /  December 3, 2013  /  Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, FISA, Fourth Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, Intelligence, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Searches & Seizures, Surveillance, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Earlier this year, a Somali-American man, Mohamed Mohamud, was convicted of trying to use a weapon of mass destruction at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon in 2010.  On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, the Department of Justice’s prosecutors filed a two-page notice in the United States District Court for the District of Oregon disclosing […]

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Indefinite Detainment of American Citizens Without Due Process Under the National Defense Authorization Act

By   /  November 26, 2013  /  AUMF, Counterterrorism, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Searches & Seizures, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2011, the United States government has fought to protect and secure our national security.  A vital role of the Executive Branch is to apprehend individuals who are suspected of participating or aiding in terrorist activities against the United States of America. As being the commander-in-chief of the United States […]

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Privacy vs. Security: Analyzing Rep. Rogers’ Comments about Privacy in the Context of Blanket NSA Surveillance.

By   /  November 9, 2013  /  Big Data, Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Featured, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, FISA, Fourth Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, National Security Law, Searches & Seizures, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

On October 29, 2013, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence held public hearings regarding NSA surveillance of U.S. citizens, and potential changes to the Foreign Intelligence Services Act (FISA). Towards the end of the hearing, Chairman Mike Rogers (R.-MI.) defended domestic NSA surveillance, arguing that no one had complained about the program in ten years, […]

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