Business A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a bid by two civil rights groups that had sought to force the release of documents describing a secret U.S. government effort to compel Facebook Inc to decrypt voice conversations between users on its Messenger app. 12 Feb 2019 08:15AM Bookmark SAN FRANCISCO: A U.S. judge on Monday rejected a bid by two civil rights groups that had sought to force the release of documents describing a secret U.S. government effort to compel Facebook Inc to decrypt voice conversations between users on its Messenger app.The issue arose in a joint federal and state investigation into activities of the MS-13 gang in Fresno, California, revolving around the end-to-end encryption Facebook uses to protect calls on its Messenger service from interception.End-to-end encryption means that only the two parties in the conversation have access to it.Groups including the American Civil Liberties Union argued that the public's right to know the state of the law on … [Read more...] about US judge keeps documents secret in Facebook encryption case
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MANILA - The Makati City court handling coup d'etat charges against Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has admitted most of the evidence he submitted last week. The senator is facing non-bailable coup d'etat charges before the Makati Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 148 in connection with the Oakwood mutiny in 2003. It is one of two criminal cases revived against Trillanes after President Rodrigo Duterte voided his 2011 amnesty for allegedly failing to comply with application requirements. On Sept. 25, Trillanes was arrested on orders of the Makati RTC Branch 150 for separate rebellion charges over his role in the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. He made bail on the same day and has a pending plea against his arrest. Makati court gives Trillanes camp chance to defend plea vs arrest In an Oct. 11 order signed by Judge Andres Soriano, the court admitted the following pieces of evidence: Trillanes' certificate of amnesty Affidavits of witnesses Lt. Col. Josefa Berbigal, former Defense … [Read more...] about News Makati court admits most of Trillanes’ evidence in coup d’etat case
QUITO: A New York man charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg is fighting extradition from Ecuador where he was arrested after fleeing before his trial in the United States more than three years ago.Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman, faced charges of mail fraud and wire fraud over his alleged forging of documents to extort Facebook and Zuckerberg. In March 2015, he removed his ankle bracelet and disappeared with his wife, two kids and dog.His arrest in Ecuador was announced on Thursday.Ceglia in a court hearing on Saturday said he did not want to be extradited, arguing his life was at risk."The judge's resolution indicates that the extradition process continues and that he his still detained," said Ceglia's lawyer Roberto Calderon by telephone. "I think the process will last 45 days."He said the extradition treaty between the United States and Ecuador does not cover the crimes of which Ceglia is accused.The criminal case arose from Ceglia's conduct … [Read more...] about Facebook fugitive fights US request to extradite him from Ecuador
World The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday. 24 Aug 2018 05:05AM Bookmark NEW YORK: The New York man who spent nearly 3-1/2 years as a fugitive after being charged with trying to defraud Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg out of half of the social media company has been arrested in Ecuador and may be extradited, U.S. prosecutors said on Thursday.Paul Ceglia, 45, a wood pellet salesman from Wellsville in upstate New York, had been missing since March 2015, when he removed his electronic ankle bracelet and disappeared with his wife, two children and a dog.Ceglia fled less than two months before his scheduled trial in Manhattan federal court on mail fraud and wire fraud charges, over his alleged forging of documents to extort Facebook and Zuckerberg.In … [Read more...] about US says Facebook fugitive Paul Ceglia arrested in Ecuador
On Wednesday, the police questioned Facebook Indonesia public policy head Ruben Hattari at the force’s headquarters, in their first attempt to shed light on the case. It remains unclear, however, if the ongoing probe could ever lead to criminal charges against Facebook or its representatives here. Below is what we know so far about the Facebook scandal in Indonesia: What is the data-breach scandal about? The Facebook data-breach scandal refers to the data harvesting by a third party, political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica (CA). CA harvested data and used it for marketing or political campaigning, allegedly helping US President Donald Trump win his presidency. CA was also contracted by one of Indonesia’s major political parties in 1999. While Facebook also harvests its users’ data and monetizes the data to run advertisements on its platform, Facebook does not sell the data to advertisers, as confirmed by founder Mark Zuckerberg during a recent US Congress … [Read more...] about Will Facebook Indonesia face criminal charges for data breach?