Blog Posts Tagged with "Search Warrant"
September 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The House voted to renew the dangerous FISA Amendment Act which hands the NSA broad, warrantless surveillance powers for another five years. Sadly, the House refused to add any oversight powers or privacy protections, despite evidence the NSA has used it to spy on Americans...
August 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The bill requires law enforcement to obtain a search warrant anytime it requests location information from an electronic device. It codifies the Supreme Court's decision from earlier this year that the installation of a GPS device for purposes of an investigation requires a search warrant...
June 26, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
In three separate lawsuits that have been churning in the federal courts, the government has used a menu of dodges to block the courts from considering the key underlying question — have they been breaking the law and violating the constitution by warrantlessly surveilling American citizens — over and over again...
May 02, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Most troubling is the collateral damage. The search warrant authorized seizure of emails, communications, and files on the server, and records of IP addresses connected to the server. And the server was used by a wide range of people who had nothing to do with the bomb threats...
April 19, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
Documents prove warrantless cell phone tracking “has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show...
April 05, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
When it comes to the government's ability to search your electronic devices, we've always maintained that the border is not an "anything goes" zone. Recently, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to rehear a case that gave the government carte blanche...
March 23, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision has been lauded as a landmark ruling and the FBI's own lawyer commented that it is perceived as a sea change within the FBI. And now its impact is starting to work its way through the judicial system as courts evaluate warrantless use of GPS devices...
February 08, 2012 Added by:Electronic Frontier Foundation
The DOJ has been unequivocal that cloud users have no right to challenge government access to "non-content" information held by Cloud systems - their location, their contacts, their communications patterns and more. Lawyers call this the "third party problem"...
November 11, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"In light of that technological reality, we are gravely worried by the court's conclusion that records about you that are collected by Internet services like Twitter, Facebook, Skype and Google are fair game for warrantless searches by the government..."
October 06, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"The government can use location information over time to learn where you go to church, what sort of doctors you go to, what meetings and activities you participate in, and much more. Police should not have blanket permission to install GPS devices and collect detailed information..."
October 03, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"When the possibility exists for information to be obtained that wasn't possible before, it's entirely understandable that law enforcement is interested. Then the issue would be, what's the right policy? And that, or course, engenders a lot of debate..."
September 12, 2011 Added by:Stephen Gantz
A recent New York Times article calls United States v. Jones "the most important 4th Amendment case in a decade" and invokes comparisons of the government's efforts to use comprehensive surveillance technologies to the "Big Brother" state described in George Orwell's 1984...
June 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), along with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and ACLU Vermont, urged the Vermont Supreme Court to reject prosecutors' demands to override a judge's instructions and allow a limitless warrant for a computer search...
June 01, 2011 Added by:Headlines
"The continual evolution in how people use electronic devices in their everyday lives creates growing tension between the Fourth Amendment guarantees and what historically has been viewed as a narrow exception to the requirements for probable cause and a warrant..."
April 29, 2011 Added by:Headlines
Reports have been circulating that implicate the rogue movement Anonymous in DDoS attacks against New Zealand's Parliamentary website, as well as speculation that the FBI has issued arrest warrants for Anonymous members for the hacking the Sony PlayStation Network...
February 04, 2011 Added by:Headlines
The simple fact is DDoS attacks are illegal because they cause significant damage in much the same way that riots do - a finer point lost on the Anonymous participants. The right to free speech does not include the right to damage the property of others...
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