UK border police can seize mobile phone data from anyone entering Britain without any justification. Under an anti-terror law, authorities can examine personal information and retain it for as long as they deem necessary.
A mentally ill prisoner who was scheduled for execution in Georgia on Monday has been granted a stay of execution by a judge. Major questions were raised over the execution, which appeared to be in stark contrast with the Eighth Amendment.
Many US retailers use a variety of sales-boosting strategies, including tracking shoppers in stores. Retailers can track individuals’ movements throughout the store, sensors collecting information from smartphones as they connect to Wi-Fi, NYT reports.
Security experts said they have managed to spy on Verizon Wireless mobile phone customers by hacking into devices sold by the US carrier, further fueling the controversy over privacy issues in the wake of the NSA leaks.
The White House said Friday that Russia granting political asylum to Edward Snowden would be on par with providing the National Security Agency leaker with a “propaganda platform” to further harm the United States.
In the wake of NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s recent revelations, the Obama administration may be willing to backtrack on some of its more notorious surveillance policies, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) told reporters.
Edward Snowden says his asylum status is now official as he accepts all offers made to him. "No state has a basis by which to limit or interfere with my right to enjoy that asylum," he said in the statement published by WikiLeaks.