September 13th, 2013
If an officer stops your car, sees a cell phone in the back seat and gets your consent to search the phone, does that mean he can also answer your incoming calls, impersonate you and use the callers’ words as evidence against you? Read more..
September 2nd, 2013
For at least six years, law enforcement officials working on a counternarcotics program have had routine access, using subpoenas, to an enormous AT&T database that contains the records of decades of Americans’ phone calls parallel to but covering a far longer time than the National Security Agency’s hotly disputed collection of phone call logs. Read [...]
August 28th, 2013
Today’s report in The Wall Street Journal reveals that the National Security Agency’s spying tools extend deep into the domestic U.S. telecommunications infrastructure, giving the agency a surveillance structure with the ability to cover the majority of Internet traffic in the country, according to current and former U.S. officials and other people familiar with the [...]
August 23rd, 2013
When Judge Rosemary Barkett retires from the federal bench next month, the 11th Circuit will lose one of its most prolific dissenters. In a dissent this week, she argued that stop-and-frisk searches by police jeopardize the rights of minorities and the poor. Read more..
August 22nd, 2013
WASHINGTON – A federal judge sharply rebuked the National Security Agency in 2011 for repeatedly misleading the court that oversees its surveillance on domestic soil, including a program that is collecting tens of thousands of domestic e-mails and other Internet communications of Americans each year, according to a secret ruling made public on Wednesday. Read [...]
August 8th, 2013
“The National Security Agency is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text communications into and out of the country, hunting for people who mention information about foreigners under surveillance, according to intelligence officials,” The New York Times reported Thursday. Read more..
July 29th, 2013
We don’t have a mind reading machine. But what if we one day did? The technique of functional MRI (fMRI), which measures changes in localized brain activity over time, can now be used to infer information regarding who we are thinking about, what we have seen, and the memories we are recalling. As the technology [...]
July 8th, 2013
The Electronic Privacy Information Center asked the Supreme Court today to halt the National Security Agency?s spy program that collects phone records on millions of people. Read more..
July 8th, 2013
A federal judge today rejected the President Barack Obama administration’s assertion that the state secrets defense barred a lawsuit alleging the government is illegally siphoning Americans’ communications to the National Security Agency. U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco, … Read more..
July 3rd, 2013
Prosecutors are shifting their focus to warrantless cell-tower locational tracking of criminal suspects in the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling 18 months ago that law enforcement should acquire probable-cause warrants from judges to affix GPS devices to vehicles to … Read more..