A decade ago, the FBI sent Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, a now-infamous type of subpoena known as a National Security Letter, demanding the name, address and activity record of a registered Internet Archive user. The letter came with an everlasting gag order, barring Kahle from discussing the order with anyone but his attorney — not even his wife could know.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation has disclosed that it has won two key victories for clients who’d received the FBI’s notorious, gag-ordered National Security Letters — a form of secret warrant that has become the go-to way for law enforcement to avoid scrutiny since the Patriot Act’s passage.
Google Play revealed the top applications and games on its service in 2016. For these lists, the top “trending” apps and games were those that were the most downloaded in 2016.
On a global level, Google Play said Scoompa’s Face Changer 2 was the top trending app in 2016, followed by Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor from Lumyer and CastBox – Podcast Radio Music from CastBox.FM in second and third place, respectively.