Senate bill rewrite lets feds read your e-mail without warrants

Proposed law scheduled for a vote next week originally increased Americans’ e-mail privacy. Then law enforcement complained. Now it increases government access to e-mail and other digital files. A Senate proposal touted as protecting Americans’ e-mail privacy has been quietly rewritten, giving government agencies more surveillance power than they possess under current law, CNET has learned. Patrick Leahy, the influential Democratic chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has dramatically reshaped his legislation in response to law enforcement concerns, according to three individuals who have been negotiating with Leahy’s staff over the changes. A vote on his bill, which now authorizes […]

The Complete List of All the Phones With Carrier IQ Spyware Installed 1

Responding to the US Senate request lead by Senator Al Franken, AT&T, Sprint, HTC, and Samsung have sent the list of all the phones with Carrier IQ spyware installed in them.The carriers have also admitted that Carrier IQ also captured the content of text messages “under certain conditions.” Here’s the complete list: AT&T AT&T claims about 900,000 users using phones with Carrier IQ. The software is active on eleven AT&T wireless consumer devices: • Motorola Atrix 2 • Motorola Bravo • Pantech Pursuit II • Pantech Breeze 3 • Pantech P5000 (Link 2) • Pantech Pocket • Sierra Wireless Shockwave […]