01/30/2014 - A state appeals court has ruled that a company’s noncompete agreement is unenforceable because it is overbroad. The court ruled that the company has “no protectable interest in public information” and “cannot deem by fiat all information…acquired through employment is confidential.”
01/30/2014 - The author of Introduction to Surveillance Studies offers a look at the history of surveillance, its tools and technologies, the reasons for using those tools, and the social issues surrounding the increasing use of cameras.
11/19/2013 - The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected a review of ruling on government access to phone records. A link has emerged between the shut-down of the Silk Road contraband Web site and a letter containing Ricin sent to the White House. The director of national intelligence has released a high court document authorizing the collection of communications records.
09/30/2013 - New York’s high court has ruled that an employer’s around-the-clock tracking of an employee’s movements was unreasonable. The court ruled that while an employer can track an employee’s movements without a warrant in some cases, the tracking was excessive in this specific case.
07/17/2013 - “Stand Your Ground” laws draw fire after the Zimmerman verdict, Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based branch announces that its second in command was killed by a U.S. drone strike, and a RAND report says that sexual assault in the military cost the United States billions last year.
06/28/2013 - The Senate passed border security provisions as part of the immigration reform bill, a computer security group announces efforts to establish best practices on forensic investigations in the cloud, and the U.S. Department of Justice has charged a Chinese wind turbine manufacturer with theft of trade secrets from a U.S. company.
05/24/2013 - A federal court has ruled that a steel manufacturing company’s random drug and alcohol screening program is not discriminatory. Given the dangerous nature of the work involved, the court ruled that the program was necessary to maintain a safe work environment.
05/21/2013 - A tornado hit Oklahoma yesterday afternoon leaving dozens dead, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear a whistleblowing case, and a Senate committee approves fingerprinting for foreigners leaving the United States.
05/08/2013 - The Obama administration favors an FBI plan to overhaul U.S. surveillance laws, which supporters say would bring them up to date with the Internet age. Some online companies have been warned that the background checks they provide may violate the U.S. Fair Credit Reporting Act. Arrests have been made in a $50 million diamond heist that occurred in February. And more.