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  • Bloomberg Law: Seattle Trash Search Unconstitutional

    Elizabeth Joh, a professor at the U-C Davis school of Law, and Don Aplin, a managing editor from Bloomberg BNA, discuss the constitutionality of increasing government surveillance across the United States. They also discuss a recent case in Seattle, where a judge ruled the city’s trash-check ordinance unconstitutional, which allowed trash collectors to check trash bags to make sure people were not sending compostable trash to landfills. They speak with Bloomberg Law host June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law."

  • Accountable, Not Liable

    How Injunctions Against Intermediaries Change Intermediary Liability in Europe

  • Techdirt Podcast Episode 64: Apple, The FBI & You

    I don't think I need to reiterate how important the battle over the future of encryption is. It's not new, but rather the latest clash in a fight that has been raging for years, and the high-profile example of the San Bernardino attacker's iPhone has cast a spotlight on it. This week, we're joined by longtime Techdirt friend Marvin Ammori to dig into the details of this issue, its potential consequences, and its context in the history of encryption.

  • Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple Invokes First Amendment

    Bloomberg Law Brief with June Grasso. Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University, and Nate Cardozo, a lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, discuss the ongoing dispute between Apple and the U.S. Government, which presses on as Apple continues to fight back against a court order requiring it to write software that would help the FBI unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters. Now, Apple is planning to argue that the computer code in their devices is a unique creative work that should be protected by First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

  • What the FBI might be looking for on San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

    "Kate Westmoreland, an attorney and fellow at Stanford University's Center for Internet and Society, said there's a "whole tool kit" of digital information investigators can frequently obtain in crime investigations.

    Smart phone activity is captured in a number of places: cell phone towers intercept people’s locations, emails are stockpiled on servers and contacts, call and text histories often live in archives held by wireless companies, pictures and recordings are often uploaded to the cloud.

  • Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple and the FBI

    Today’s topic: Apple and its decision to pick a fight with the U.S. government over demands to create a security "back-door" into its iPhones, so investigators can unlock a phone used by one of the San Berardino shooters. Bloomberg Law host June Grasso spoke to Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter and English, and Andrea Matwyshyn (like magician), a law professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy adviser