Fourth amendment

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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11.06.11
DoJ: Stingray cellphone tracking device falls under Fourth Amendment, but don't ask about it
11.06.11

DoJ: Stingray cellphone tracking device falls under Fourth Amendment, but don't ask about it

In 2008, federal authorities arrested David Daniel Rigmaiden on charges of spearheading a massi...

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08.23.11
New York judge denies government warrant for Verizon location data
08.23.11

New York judge denies government warrant for Verizon location data

Beating the man at his own game on Monday, a federal judge from the Eastern District of New York...

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12.14.10
Sixth Circuit rules that the government needs a warrant to search your email
12.14.10

Sixth Circuit rules that the government needs a warrant to search your email

Score another baby step for digital democracy: the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that...

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08.27.10
Court reaffirms: fourth amendment rights not violated if the police install a GPS device on your car when it's not in your garage
08.27.10

Court reaffirms: fourth amendment rights not violated if the police install a GPS device on your car when it's not in your garage

Back in January, a court in Portland, Oregon ruled that the Fourth Amendment rights of one Juan Pin...

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