Stories tagged: privacy
Thu., Aug. 24, 2017, 1:45 p.m.
An internet hosting company must turn over records for a website that the government alleges was used to plan violent protests on the day of President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
An eastern Idaho police chief is defending the arrest of a man who was videotaping the outside of a public building even though the officer who made the arrest cited …
Mon., July 24, 2017, 2:22 p.m.
A federal judge on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s voting commission to go forward with collecting voter data from 50 states and the District of Columbia, ruling the White House …
Fri., July 21, 2017, 11:39 a.m.
Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts …
UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday questioned the motives of states that have refused to comply with his voter fraud commission’s request for extensive personal voter information, suggesting they have something …
Mon., July 17, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
A federal jury in Las Vegas is due to hear openings in the retrial of four men who brought assault-style weapons to a standoff that stopped government agents from rounding …
Sun., July 16, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a fight over government access to social media accounts.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 11:53 a.m.
The Department of Homeland Security says it’s the only way to successfully expand a program that tracks nonimmigrant foreigners. They have been required by law since 2004 to submit biometric …
Thu., July 6, 2017, 6:45 p.m.
President Donald Trump’s commission investigating election fraud faced further pushback Thursday in the form of lawsuits seeking to block its collection of detailed information about every voter in the United …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 12:45 p.m.
Mexican journalists, lawyers and activists were targeted by spyware produced by Israel’s NSO Group that is sold exclusively to governments, according to an internet watchdog group’s investigation published Monday.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 10:37 a.m.
The Oregon House has given final legislative approval to a bill that requires state government agencies to comply with requests for public information in a timely fashion.
Wed., May 24, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
A 31-year-old man is accused of planting a camera in a unisex restroom and recording his co-workers at his east Vancouver workplace.
Tue., May 23, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
A bill introduced in the Washington state Senate would ban the wearing of masks on public streets.
UPDATED: Tue., May 23, 2017, 12:57 p.m.
People in Seattle now have a legal right to record encounters between the police and civilians.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 11:12 a.m.
The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from the Detroit Free Press that asked the government to release mug shots of federal criminal defendants in Michigan and three other states.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 12:16 p.m.
Helena Regional Airport in Montana will soon be using a full-body scanner for the first time since March 2013.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:32 a.m.
How to ensure privacy remains a major consideration for the Pullman Police Department, as it refines its policies and procedures for the use of aerial drones.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 10:02 a.m.
Microsoft has disclosed more information on the type of data the software company collects from Windows 10 users, a move that comes weeks after a European Union (EU) privacy watchdog …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 12:49 p.m.
A state agency is fighting Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum’s order to release records to a small newspaper based in Vale.
Mon., April 3, 2017, 12:59 p.m.
States have started writing their own legislation to protect broadband privacy after Congress voted to repeal regulations that would have required internet providers to obtain their customers’ consent before collecting …
Thu., March 30, 2017, 5:37 a.m.
After Congress handed President Donald Trump legislation Tuesday that would wipe away landmark privacy protections for Internet users, we received a lot of reader questions about what happens next. The …
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
House Republicans voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to repeal a set of landmark privacy protections for web users, issuing a sweeping rebuke of Internet policies enacted under the Obama administration.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 1:14 p.m.
New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple’s iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that couldn’t be disabled by resetting devices to factory conditions.
Thu., March 23, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
The Idaho Department of Labor says about 170,000 of the state’s 530,000 job-seeker accounts have been compromised by a hacking incident.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 7:59 a.m.
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app – the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:52 p.m.
The Transportation Security Administration has declined to say exactly where-and how-employees will be touching air travelers as part of the more invasive physical pat-down procedure it recently ordered.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.
Vice President Mike Pence repeatedly stonewalled media requests to view public records when he was Indiana’s governor, including emails about state business distributed from a private AOL account that was …
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017, 10:54 p.m.
Oregon lawmakers worried about a nationwide crackdown on legal marijuana under President Donald Trump’s administration are rushing to protect the personal information of pot customers in case federal agents try …
Wed., Feb. 15, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
Lottery winners in Idaho would be allowed to hide their identities under legislation headed to the House floor.
Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
The credit card information of roughly 2,100 people who used Pierce County’s ferry system has been made public online.