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When searching travelers’ mobile phones at the border, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers do not have the authority to rifle through data stored solely on remote servers (“in the cloud”). The official confirmation has been offered in a letter penned by Kevin McAleenan, CBP’s acting commissioner, as a response to Senator Ron Wyden’s inquiry earlier this year;

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As governments strive to come up with regulations for more thorough digital surveillance, tech giants understand privacy is at serious risk and have been trying to become more transparent on how they collect data and share it with third parties. User data tracked by cell phones, laptops, web browsers and social media is extremely valuable for law enforcement.

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Do you use Snapchat? If so, you may want to take a deeper look at the Snap Map feature released earlier this week. As the company explains: With the Snap Map, you can view Snaps of sporting events, celebrations, breaking news, and more from all across the world.

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Hackers gained access to credit cards and other information from guests at 14 Trump organization properties in 2016 and had unfettered access to the information for months. A statement released on the organization’s website reported that hackers gained access to “cardholder name, payment card number, card expiration date, and potentially card security code” information.

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