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Spotlight: FBI doesn't have to disclose Firefox vulnerability to Mozilla, Judge rules

Mozilla has good reason to believe that the FBI used a security vulnerability in its Firefox browser to obtain evidence in a recent child pornography case, but a Federal Judge ruled on Monday that the agency isn't required to disclose the vulnerability to the company, The Hill reported Tuesday.

Court: Driver's Privacy Protection Act doesn't bar release of info in traffic accidents

A state appeals court in Wisconsin ruled this week that the federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act, or DPPA, does not prevent police departments from complying with the state's open records laws when it comes to releasing information about individuals involved in traffic accidents, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

DOJ creating guide to help law enforcement pick most secure body cameras

Data access and security is a major issue when it comes to police-worn body cameras. The Justice Department is creating a catalog of body cameras to help local law enforcement agencies compare and choose between them.

Spotlight: Pentagon working on tech to identify hackers

Pentagon researchers are expecting to develop a tool by 2018 that will allow the government to both characterize a cyberattacker and share the attacker's modus operandi with potential future victims.

Supreme Court eases restrictions on federal hacking authority

The Supreme Court on Thursday quietly approved a change to Rule 41, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigations the authority, if granted the right warrant conditions, to hack any computer or network anywhere in the world.

Border security agents: Build a 'virtual wall,' not an actual one

Donald Trump's proposed border wall has never been considered the most practical policy option, but according to a new Reuters report, even the border patrol agents on the ground have no desire for one.

FBI says it can't disclose details for iPhone hack to Apple because of third-party rights

The Federal Bureau of Investigation does not plan to disclose information about how it hacked into the iPhone of the San Bernardino shooter to Apple, according to Amy Hess, the FBI's executive assistant director for science and technology.

Spotlight: After landslide House vote, Senate pressured to take up email privacy bill

The House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act 419-0 yesterday, and now elected officials in both chambers are putting pressure on the Senate to take up the bill.

New Mexico's Alamogordo ponders joint PSAP as feds push nationwide NextGen911 network

Officials in Alamogordo, N.M., are trying to work out funding and other details for consolidating a public safety answering point, or PSAP, to manage 911 calls for the city police and fire departments and the county sheriff's office, the Alamogordo Daily News reported.

Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system

The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.