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Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.
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.
Court rules that prosecutors can't force people to decrypt data that could potentially be used against them.
Colorado federal judge gives Ramona Fricosu until February 21 to decrypt her PGP Desktop-encrypted Toshiba laptop--or face the consequences.
A handheld unit designed for police and security agencies uses nanoparticles to search for indications of illicit partying.
Federal prosecutors say guide prepared by Electronic Frontier Foundation buttresses their position on whether Americans can be forced to divulge their passphrases.
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.
Federal court orders defendant accused of having illegal data on his laptop to type in his PGP passphrase so prosecutors can access decrypted files.
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.
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.