New Bill Incorporates Private Sector Into Terrorism Monitoring and Reporting

Internet service providers and other essential entities to the nation’s cyber-infrastructure may be required to take a more active role in terrorism prevention. A new bill aims to assimilate the private sector into the monitoring and reporting of “suspicious terrorist activity.”  H.R 5094, also known as the ‘Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Act,’ passed in the…

Unredacted APD #OpWardrive Documents

[caption id="attachment_638" align="alignright" width="150" caption="High-tech law enforcement under scrutiny"][/caption] This post concludes EFF Austin’s investigation of DART’s #OpWardrive; here’s our initial post, announcement of operation cancellation, and update on the open records request. In our last post, we summarized our inquiry into the City of Austin Police Department’s Digital Analysis Response Team’s (DART) Operation Wardrive,…

APD #OpWardrive Open Records Update

[caption id="attachment_620" align="alignright" width="150" caption="Official seal of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas"][/caption] In late September, the Austin Police Department (APD) aimed to identify open residential wireless access points around the city and educate their owners about the risks of providing free Internet access. The initiative, dubbed Operation Wardrive, was announced by an…