Fourthamendment

04.25.14
Verizon fought the NSA's metadata collection program but lost anyway
04.25.14

Verizon fought the NSA's metadata collection program but lost anyway

It looks like Verizon's concerns about government snooping go beyond publishing transparency reports...

By J. Fingas,   04.25.14
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01.17.14
Supreme Court to determine if police need warrants to search cellphones
01.17.14

Supreme Court to determine if police need warrants to search cellphones

It's now clear that police don't need a warrant to track your cellphone, but searching that phone...

By J. Fingas,   01.17.14
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01.18.13
DOJ declines to reveal policy memos on GPS tracking
01.18.13

DOJ declines to reveal policy memos on GPS tracking

The US Supreme Court might have ruled last year that GPS tracking is equivalent to a search, but t...

By J. Fingas,   01.18.13
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08.16.12
Judge rules Facebook users can share friends' profiles with the feds
08.16.12

Judge rules Facebook users can share friends' profiles with the feds

It's not the backdoor access that the FBI has been pushing for, but US District Judge William Paul...

By D. Melanson,   08.16.12
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08.15.12
Sixth Circuit rules that law enforcement doesn't need a warrant to track your phone
08.15.12

Sixth Circuit rules that law enforcement doesn't need a warrant to track your phone

If you go through tin foil like there's no tomorrow (or because you think there's no tomorrow), yo...

By J. Trew,   08.15.12
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02.27.12
FBI deactivates about 3,000 GPS tracking devices, loses sight of your car
02.27.12

FBI deactivates about 3,000 GPS tracking devices, loses sight of your car

Following a January ruling by the US Supreme Court, the FBI has deactivated some 3,000 GPS units tha...

By S. Buckley,   02.27.12
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01.27.12
Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians
01.27.12

Hawaii's proposed online tracking law comes under fire from ISPs, civil libertarians

There may be some trouble brewing in paradise, thanks to a seemingly draconian law currently under...

By A. Toor,   01.27.12
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01.23.12
Supreme Court says police must get search warrant to use GPS tracking devices
01.23.12

Supreme Court says police must get search warrant to use GPS tracking devices

The US Supreme Court ruled today that police must first obtain a search warrant before using GPS dev...

By D. Melanson,   01.23.12
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11.18.11
Texas judge says warrantless cellphone tracking violates Fourth Amendment, saga continues
11.18.11

Texas judge says warrantless cellphone tracking violates Fourth Amendment, saga continues

Rev up the bureaucratic turbines, because a judge in Texas has determined that warrantless cell...

By A. Toor,   11.18.11
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