Google could soon be forced to delete identifying user information from its search logs, statements by the European Union data regulators suggest. The search engine's lawyers have long argued that network addresses don't really count as personal information, and even if they did, the company's policy of masking the last few digits of an IP address after 18 months is more than sufficient. European regulators don't appear to be buying Google's claims.
According to an Associated Press report, European data privacy regulators confirmed this past Thursday that Internet search engines based outside Europe must also … Read more
Can members of Al Qaeda use voice over Internet technology (VoIP) to avoid wiretaps?
Recent comments by Michael McConnell, Director of National Intelligence, seem to suggest that terrorists could create significant roadblocks for the National Security Agency by simply routing their traffic through the U.S.
The incongruously named Protect America Act of 2007 gutted the existing Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and allowed the National Security Agency to significantly expand its surveillance powers. It's set to expire in February, and the Administration is looking for reasons to justify extending the law. With perfect timing, Michael McConnell, Director of … Read more