Stories tagged: privacy
Fri., May 6, 2016, 12:50 p.m.
A couple who lives in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood was making breakfast when they heard a loud crash and the sound of breaking glass. A drone had just smashed into …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 10:32 a.m.
An environmental effort in Seattle to stop residents from tossing food scraps and other compost into the trash was ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday by a judge who said trash collectors …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 3:19 p.m.
People in an Alabama city who use public restrooms intended for a gender other than what is listed on their birth certificate will be punished under an ordinance officials passed …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 1:17 p.m.
The FBI said Wednesday that it will not publicly disclose the method that allowed it to access a locked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, saying it …
Tue., April 26, 2016, 11:55 a.m.
FBI Director James Comey says the FBI is still studying the software vulnerability that allowed the agency, with third party help, to access a locked iPhone used by one of …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
States should make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday in announcing a set of measures …
Mon., April 25, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
A day of rallies at North Carolina’s statehouse began Monday with the delivery of petitions signed by 180,000 people seeking the repeal of a law that curtails protections for LGBT …
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Microsoft is suing the U.S. government over a federal law that allows authorities to examine customer emails or online files without the individual’s knowledge.
Wed., April 13, 2016, 4:17 p.m.
Personal information of some current and former Olympia School District employees has been stolen by someone posing as the district’s superintendent.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 7:35 p.m.
South Carolina would ban transgender people from using public bathrooms, showers or changing rooms of their choice under a bill introduced in the state Senate on Wednesday.
Wed., April 6, 2016, 8:12 a.m.
A New York news website has filed motions in a Florida court seeking a new trial in the Hulk Hogan invasion of privacy case.
Tue., April 5, 2016, 7:57 a.m.
Senate investigators indicated Monday they’ve received few answers from the Obama administration after a laptop and portable hard drives – likely containing names and Social Security numbers of millions – …
Mon., April 4, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Hackers have posted a database online that allegedly contains the personal information of nearly 50 million Turkish citizens in what is one of the largest public leaks of this scale.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 3:39 p.m.
The FBI has agreed to help an Arkansas prosecutor unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of killing a couple.
Sat., March 26, 2016, 8 p.m.
Investigators are broadening their DNA searches beyond government databases and demanding genetic information from companies that do ancestry research for their customers.
Tue., March 15, 2016, 1:30 p.m.
A proposed British law that gives police and spies unprecedented powers to look at the Internet browsing records of everyone in the country will be governed by “the strongest safeguards” …
Fri., March 11, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
Seattle’s mayor has signed an executive order aimed at making public spaces safer for transgender and gender-diverse people.
Wed., March 9, 2016, 11:59 a.m.
A major phishing scheme has tricked several major companies – among them, the messaging service Snapchat and disk-drive maker Seagate Technology – into relinquishing tax documents that exposed their workers’ …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:33 p.m.
The Legislature has passed a bill that seeks to keep police body-camera videos available to the public while limiting broad requests for the footage.
Tue., March 8, 2016, 4:08 p.m.
The $55 million jury verdict over nude videos of sportscaster Erin Andrews taken through a hotel peephole will likely reverberate a long time for hotels and their guests, whether she …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 9:55 a.m.
France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure aiming to give prison sentences to technology company executives who refuse to give data to investigators in terrorism-related cases.
Mon., March 7, 2016, 10:25 a.m.
Verizon will pay a $1.35 million fine over its “supercookie” that followed phone customers on the Internet and the government says it’s required to get an explicit “yes” from customers …
Thu., March 3, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
A judge in Atlanta has granted a television station’s request to unseal the autopsy report for Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 3:13 p.m.
The U.S. government calls it a “vicious guard dog” that hurts national security. Apple says it’s critical to protecting consumer privacy against increasingly sophisticated hackers.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 10:54 a.m.
This year’s $1 million A.M. Turing Award goes to a pair of cryptographers whose ideas helped make Internet commerce possible, and who now argue that giving governments a “back door” …
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:49 a.m.
The State Department has released another batch of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails from her private server, including 88 documents that were upgraded to the lowest classification level.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 2:55 p.m.
The IRS says the number of taxpayers whose tax information may have been stolen by computer hackers now exceeds 700,000 – more than double the agency’s previous estimate.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 8:15 a.m.
The King County executive has proposed installing cameras on all Metro buses for driver safety.
Thu., Feb. 25, 2016, 8:20 a.m.
The American Civil Liberties Union plans to appeal a recent federal court ruling that citizens can sometimes be stopped from recording police officers on duty.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2016, 2:30 p.m.
An Idaho House panel has tentatively signed off on a proposal that would allow Idaho to comply with national proof-of-identity requirements.