12 Results for

self-incrimination

Article

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.

By July 25, 2013

Article

Judge: Child porn suspect doesn't need to decrypt files

Earlier court order requiring a Wisconsin suspect in underage porn case to decrypt his hard drives for the FBI by the end of the day Tuesday -- or face contempt of court -- has been lifted.

By June 4, 2013

Article

Note to self: Encrypt data, memorize password

Court rules that prosecutors can't force people to decrypt data that could potentially be used against them.

By February 24, 2012

Article

Judge: Americans can be forced to decrypt their laptops

Colorado federal judge gives Ramona Fricosu until February 21 to decrypt her PGP Desktop-encrypted Toshiba laptop--or face the consequences.

By January 23, 2012

Article

New device detects drugs from fingerprints

A handheld unit designed for police and security agencies uses nanoparticles to search for indications of illicit partying.

By July 26, 2011

Article

DOJ takes swipe at EFF over encryption passphrases

Federal prosecutors say guide prepared by Electronic Frontier Foundation buttresses their position on whether Americans can be forced to divulge their passphrases.

By July 22, 2011

Article

DOJ: We can force you to decrypt that laptop

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking court order that would require defendant in Colorado mortgage scam case to disclose her passphrase or decrypt the files.

By July 11, 2011

Article

Judge orders defendant to decrypt PGP-protected laptop

Federal court orders defendant accused of having illegal data on his laptop to type in his PGP passphrase so prosecutors can access decrypted files.

By February 26, 2009

Article

Feds appeal loss in PGP compelled-passphrase case

A magistrate judge has ruled that, thanks to the Fifth Amendment, a criminal defendant cannot be compelled to divulge his PGP passphrase. The U.S. Justice Department is appealing.

By January 18, 2008

Article

DOJ: No comment on forcing encryption passphrases

A recent federal judge rejected the Department of Justice's request to force a defendant to cough up his PGP passphrase. We were unsuccessful in getting the agency to elaborate.

By December 18, 2007