Blog Posts Tagged with "Search and Seizure"

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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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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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Managing Employee's Expectation of Privacy

February 02, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup

FDA whistleblowers allege their emails were monitored once they told Congress the agency was approving risky medical devices, violating their Constitutional rights. The FDA said that employees are warned they may be monitored, and should not have an expectation of privacy...

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EFF Questions Government's Domain Seizure Policies

September 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

It appears ICE targeted the sites because they contained links to live sport video streams, but the domain seizures impeded access to all of the content on the websites, including obviously non-infringing content like user-created forums, discussions, and technical tutorials...

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UPDATE: FBI Arrests 14 in Hacktivist Investigation

July 19, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Authorities have arrested 14 people today in the United States in connection with hacking attacks by the Anonymous group of online activists, sources said. The arrests follow raids earlier in the day on homes in New York, California, New Jersey, and Florida..."

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EFF Releases 'Know Your Digital Rights' Guide

June 28, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Sometimes police can search your computer whether you like it or not, but sometimes they can't. We wrote this guide to help you tell the difference and to empower you to assert your rights when the police come knocking..."

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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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Warrantless Cell Phone Searches on the Rise

May 31, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"The police can ask you to unlock the phone -- which many people will do -- but they almost certainly cannot compel you to unlock your phone without the involvement of a judge..."

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Warrantless Searches: Welcome To The Panopticon

April 25, 2011 Added by:Infosec Island Admin

They have the ability to conduct warrantless searches per the courts since the loosening of the laws on search and seizure in places like California and Michigan where electronic media is concerned. The net effect is that our due process rights are being eroded in an ever rapid pace...

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MSP Statement on Use of Cell Phone Data Extraction Devices

April 21, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Infosec Island received a Twitter message from the Michigan State Police regarding an article about the MSP using data extraction devices to collect information from cell phones of motorists detained for minor traffic infractions. The official statement from the MSP is as follows...

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State Police Search Mobile Phones During Traffic Stops

April 20, 2011 Added by:Headlines

Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and allows visualization of existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. Location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps...

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Court Upholds Warrantless Searches of Electronic Devices

April 07, 2011 Added by:Headlines

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that electronic devices may be seized at the border, confiscated, searched, and even transported to a separate facility for forensic examination - all without need for a warrant demonstrating of due cause...

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Did WikiLeaks Hacker The Jester Pull Police Raid Hoax?

December 02, 2010 Added by:Anthony M. Freed

The Jester was angry enough with militants recruiting for jihad and about the WikiLeaks disclosures to launch a DoS attacks on their sites, so why was he not very peeved about an impostor using his name to scam money? The logical conclusion might be that The Jester himself is the hoaxer...

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Hacker "The Jester" Reports Raid By Law Enforcement

December 01, 2010 Added by:Headlines

There are unconfirmed reports that infamous anti-jihadi hacker The Jester (th3j35t3r), who earlier this week claimed responsibility for a denial of service attack that temporarily disabled the WikiLeaks website, was the subject of a search and equipment seizure by law enforcement...

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Searching for Airline Security Part Deux

November 29, 2010 Added by:Robert Gezelter

TSA has a mission to create a safe environment in the air; at the same time, passengers, flight crew, and airport personnel have a reasonable expectation that their short-term and long-term well-being, physical and psychological, will not be sacrificed in the process...

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