Judge orders FBI to speed up tracking info release

From Courthouse News:

The FBI can’t delay releasing information on its controversial cellphone-tracking technology, a federal judge ruled, nixing concerns over the size and sensitivity of the request.

The Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Center, or EPIC, claims that federal agents have been using StingRay technology to locate, interfere with and intercept communications through cellphones and other wireless technology since at least 1995.


US Customs and Border Protection sharing license plate information

Opinion from ACLU:

Andy Greenberg of Forbes published some shocking information, courtesy of a FOIA project done by our friends over at the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC): US Customs and Border Protection is sharing our license plate information with private insurance companies, without any public debate or even forthright public disclosure.


Privacy group says DHS stonewalling on ‘electronic frisk’ technology records

From Government Security News:

A privacy group that opposes a new form of electronic screening technology has asked the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) to investigate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) practices at the Department of Homeland Security, after the agency refused its request for information on new terahertz scanning  technology.


Nonprofit watchdog group says FBI snoops on WikiLeaks supporters

From Courthouse News Service:

WASHINGTON (CN) – A nonprofit government watchdog claims the FBI refuses to release information on "the government's identification and surveillance of individuals who have demonstrated support for or interest in WikiLeaks."

The Electronic Privacy Information Center sued the Department of Justice's Criminal Division and National Security Division, and the FBI, in a FOIA complaint in Federal Court.