Tag Archives: security

Split Opinion? Two Different Opinions Issued in Gitmo Case

Last year a federal judge ordered the release of a Guantanamo detainee, but the following day the judge’s order disappeared from the online docket, only to reappear days later heavily edited and altered. The government has now claimed responsibility, saying…

State Secrets? Obama Invokes Privilege to End Lawsuit

The White House has invoke the state secrets privilege in an attempt to end a lawsuit brought on behalf of an alleged terrorism suspect. The suspect is believed to be targeted for capture or death under a clandestine military program.…

Senators Criticize Facebook Security Policy

Three Democratic Senators held a press conference last week to criticize Facebook’s new information policy, which allows Facebook to share more information to third parties without user’s consent. The new privacy setting requires users to opt-out, rather than opt-in, to…

Cloud computing tips for lawyers

Cloud computing is one of the best technologies we’ve had in the last decade. It gives us mobility, versatility, security, and powerful ways to manipulate our data. It’s also cheap. Because it’s rooted in the Internet, some express legitimate concerns with cloud computing,…

Pope says full body scanners violate personal integrity

During a meeting with members of the aerospace industry, Pope Benedict XVI voiced his displeasure over the proposed usage of full body scanners. The United States, and other countries, are expected to install scanners that scan through clothing, and effectively…

Do full body scanners at airports violate Islamic law?

Some Islamic groups are supporting a ruling that Muslims will be forbidden from passing through full body scanners based on a religious objection. The ruling is based on Islamic teachings that emphasize modesty, and viewing individuals as "nude" through body…