The Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School is a leader in the study of the law and policy around the Internet and other emerging technologies.
In this week's feature interview we're chatting with Stanford's very own Jennifer Granick about a recent ruling in a Virginia court that appears to give the FBI permission to hack into any computer it wants, sans warrant. Well that's what the headlines are screaming, anyway. But as you'll hear, it's not quite that black and white. Read more about Risky Business #417 -- PlayPen ruling to let FBI off leash?
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. Read more about Techdirt Podcast Episode 64: Apple, The FBI & You
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. Read more about Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple Invokes First Amendment
We begin our show with a look at the controversy between the FBI and Apple over developing software to crack the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman. Read more about Should Apple Help The FBI Access The San Bernardino Gunman’s iPhone?
""What was remarkable was that the public hadn't seen the argument surfaced," says Jennifer Granick at the Stanford Center for Internet and Society. She says Judge Orenstein was trying to stoke a public debate. "Judge Orenstein had concerns about whether the government's legal argument was a valid legal argument." Read more about The Seeds Of Apple's Standoff With DOJ May Have Been Sown In Brooklyn
"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. Read more about What the FBI might be looking for on San Bernardino shooter's iPhone
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 Read more about Bloomberg Law Brief: Apple and the FBI
Robert Mintz, a partner at McCarter and English, and Andrea Matwyshyn, a law professor at Northeastern University and former FTC senior policy adviser, discuss Apple’s battle with the government over a court order that would force the tech giant to create a backdoor into its devices. The case, which revolves around an iPhone that was used by one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terrorist attacks, is just the latest conflict between Apple and the government over encryption. They spoke with Bloomberg Law host June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s "Bloomberg Law." Read more about Bloomberg Law: Apple Refuses Court Order