Blog Posts Tagged with "Search Warrant"

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House Passes the Broad Warrantless Spying Bill

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...

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California Location Privacy Bill Passes Assembly

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...

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Government Insists It Can’t Be Sued Over Warrantless Wiretapping

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...

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FBI Overreaches with May First - Riseup Server Seizure

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...

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Warrantless Cell Phone Tracking, Drones, and FBI Surveillance

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...

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Court to Rehear Electronic Device Border Search Case

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...

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Supreme Court Decision on GPS Surveillance Ripples

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...

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Department of Justice Misdirection on Cloud Computing

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"...

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Ruling Allows Government Warrantless Access to Data

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..."

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Coalition Petitions Court on Domestic GPS Surveillance

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..."

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Internet Giants Enlisted for Government Surveillance

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..."

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Supreme Court: Warrantless GPS Tracking and the 4th Amendment

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...

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EFF Files Amicus Brief on Digital Search Warrants

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...

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DHS Should Halt Suspicionless Searches at Border

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..."

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Anonymous: PlayStation Warrants and NZ DDoS Attacks

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...

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FBI Acts on Another Anonymous DDoS Search Warrant

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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