Clampdown on US border device searches not such a big deal

Alasaad v. Mcaleenan acknowledges the intrusiveness of digital searches, but it’s only about “contraband” and falls short of requiring a warrant. It’s time for SCOTUS and Congress to dig deeper, say experts. Read More

Google labels ACCC’s location data privacy claims as ‘out of context’

The Australia Federal Court has directed the ACCC to clarify the issues it wants to have settled in court. Read More

Google’s plan to collect health data on millions of Americans faces federal inquiry

Google defends its Project Nightingale deal with Ascension, which involves access to detailed patient records. Read More

US Court rules travellers’ phones and laptops cannot be searched arbitrarily

Any searches conducted at the US border without reasonable suspicion will now be a violation of the Fourth Amendment. Read More

Microsoft to represent DACA recipients in Supreme Court trial to keep program alive

The company has over 60 employees that are recipients of DACA permits, which allow them to stay in the country despite not being US citizens. Read More

LG sues TCL in Germany over LTE patents

The three patents in question are related to LG’s LTE technology. Read More

ACCC to appeal court loss to TPG over misleading consumer allegations

Case headed to Full Federal Court. Read More

Windows tech support scam: Attackers use this Firefox bug to lock up your screen

Scammers find a way to bypass Mozilla’s fix for login prompt spam to launch lock screen attacks. Read More

AT&T to pay $60 million to resolve FTC allegations it ‘throttled’ smartphone plans

The money will be put into a fund that will be used to refund customers who experienced throttling. Read More

Cloudflare: Here’s how we defeated a law firm trolling us over a $1 tech patent

How one tech company used the community to hit back at a law firm asserting a broad patent against it. Read More