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DC Judge Denies Government’s Request to Seize Email Account

Today, Magistrate Judge John Facciola for the United States District Court for the District of Columbia denied the government’s request for a warrant to seize an entire email account, search it, and disclose certain emails and contents of communications discovered therein.  This was the government’s third application for a warrant in connection with this email […]

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Obama Unveils NSA Proposal

Yesterday, the White House released a Fact Sheet detailing the specific steps the Obama Administration proposes to take in order to “implement the transition” that would “end the Section 215 Bulk Telephony Metadata Program as it previously existed and establish a new mechanism to preserve the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk […]

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Mar 28th, 2014 Current Affairs, Law, NSA

Bruce Fein on “Snowden the Patriot” and Fourth Amendment Erosion

While at UCLA Law School recently, former Reagan administrator and part of the muscle behind a class-action lawsuit to declare National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs unconstitutional, Bruce Fein, was asked to comment on one of the hottest questions of the day–Is Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor?  As the Atlantic reports, Fein’s response […]

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NSA Round Up: Talking about President Obama, General Alexander, Vice Admiral Rogers, IBM, and Faceboook

The New York Times reports that, early last week, National Security Agency (NSA) Director nominee, Vice Admiral Michael S. Rogers, declined to make written comment to the Senate Armed Services Committee on either Russia’s alleged involvement in the cyber attacks on the new Ukraine government or the extent of the damage those attacks caused.  However, Adm. […]

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Magna Carta for the World Wide Web?

In light of the leaks over the past year that have made governments surveillance programs public, Sir Tim Berners-Lee is advocating for a Bill of Rights for the Internet.  As BBC News reports, Sir Tim, widely recognized as the creator of the world wide web, compares the importance of protecting people’s rights online to human […]

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Apple Software Flaw Exposes Mobile Devices to Hack

On Friday, Apple Inc. Software announced it had uncovered a critical flaw in its mobile device software that may allow hackers to intercept communications that would otherwise be encrypted, Reuters reports. “It’s as bad as you could imagine, that’s all I can say,” commented cryptology professor Matthew Green of Johns Hopkins University. As CNN reported, […]

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Cyber Roundup: AT&T Releases the Numbers; Important Federal Court Rulings this Week; Clapper Says Surveillance Debacle Could Have Been Avoided

Last week, AT&T released the rough numbers reflecting the frequency with which the U.S. government (USG) has secretly demanded the phone records of AT&T consumers, Wired reports.  Furthermore, according to the Wall Street Journal, such requests amount to at least 35,000 records between January and June of 2013. The New York Times reports that the […]

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President Obama’s National Security Letter Reforms: UPDATE

On January 17, 2014, President Obama addressed the nation with his plan to revamp government surveillance activities.  The President outlined five key changes he hopes to implement moving forward.  You can take a look at our post from the day the speech was released for a full recap; but, for now, I want to focus […]

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Canada’s NSA Equivalent Starring Latest Snowden Revelation

Yesterday, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) broke the news about an invasive domestic collection activity of the Communication Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), the country’s foreign signals intelligence agency. A presentation, classified “Top Secret” and leaked by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, outlines the 2 week experimental run of what was labeled “IP Profiling […]

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Cyber Round Up: Talking Google, NSA, FISA, a false cyber attack alarm, and more

According to the New York Times, agencies such as the National Security Agency (NSA) and certain international counterparts have found a way to pull identifying information, such as gender, age, and location, from smartphone users when they open and utilize their phone’s applications. The subtitle in a recent Economist article says it all: “With a string […]

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Professor William Snyder

Professor William C. Snyderis a member of the faculty of the Institute for National Security and Counter-terrorism at Syracuse University after fifteen years with the United States Department of Justice.

Ryan D. White

Ryan D. WhiteRyan is currently a third year law student at Syracuse University College of Law, and is also pursuing a Master of Public Administration degree from Syracuse’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ryan spent time with Homeland Security Investigations while pursuing his undergraduate degree at Wesleyan University, and spent his first summer of law school as clerk for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Western District of New York. He is a member of Syracuse Law Review, the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and participates in the Veteran’s Legal Clinic. Full biography

Shelby E. Mann

Ryan D. WhiteShelby is a second year law student at the Syracuse University College of Law. She is the 2018-9 Editor in Chief of the Syracuse Law Review, as well as a member of the Journal on Terrorism and Security Analysis, and the senior editor for the Syrian Accountability Project. During her final year at the University of Missouri, she served as a full-time news producer for ABC 17 News. Shelby spent her first summer of law school at the Shelby County District Attorney General's Office in Memphis, Tenn., in the Public Corruption and Economic Crimes Unit. Full biography

Christopher w. FolkChristopher W. Folk

is a 2017 graduate of SU College of Law. A non-traditional student, Christopher returned to academia after spending nearly twenty years in the high tech industry. Christopher served in the Marine Corps, graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. In Applied Economics and Business Management, attended Northeastern University’s High-Tech MBA Program and received a M.S. In Computer Information Systems. Christopher previously worked in Software Engineering. Christopher is currently serving his second term as Town Justice for the Town of Waterloo. Christopher externed with a Cybersecurity firm in the Washington, D.C. area between his first and second year at SU College of Law. Full biography

Anna Maria Castillo

Anna Maria Castillois 2016 graduate of Syracuse College of Law. She also holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She has interned at a London-based think-tank that specializes in transnational terrorism and global security and at the legal department of a defense contractor. She served as an executive editor in the Syracuse Law Review. Full biography

Jennifer A. CamilloJennifer A. Camillo

is a 2015 graduate of Syracuse College of Law and is a prosecutor. She has served as a law clerk in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York and the Cayuga County District Attorney’s Office and as an extern in the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office. She was a member of the Syracuse National Trial Team and was awarded the Tiffany Cup by the New York Bar Association for her trial advocacy achievements.

Tara J. PistoreseTara J. Pistorese

holds Juris Doctor and Masters of Public Administration degrees from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and its College of Law. She wrote for this blog when a student. She is now a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

Benjamin Zaiser

is both a scholar and a Federal Agent of the Federal Criminal Police Office of Germany. (Opinions expressed here are his own and not any part of official duty.) Full biography

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