Heads We Win, Tails You Lose; Court Rules that a Warrant is Needed to Install GPS Tracking on Your Car

In a monumental decision that will have no practical impact, the United States Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled yesterday that law enforcement agencies need a warrant to install a GPS tracking device on your car. The court considered the case of the Katzin brothers, some local hoodlums who the cops suspected of being involved in a series of…

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Heads We Win, Tails You Lose; Court Rules that a Warrant is Needed to Install GPS Tracking on Your Car

In a monumental decision that will have no practical impact, the United States Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled yesterday that law enforcement agencies need a warrant to install a GPS tracking device on your car. The court considered the case of the Katzin brothers, some local hoodlums who the cops suspected of being involved in a series of…

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Facebook: Who has Access to What, When, How and Why?

I have a confession to make. As a casual user of Facebook, I have no idea who has access to what I do.  I have read the settings, the Facebook privacy policy (well, the policy this week) and played with the Facebook, but I still have no clue who can see what I write, access…

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Hemisphere Project: DEA Accesses AT&T Phone Records

The New York Times reported on a secret joint Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-AT&T program called “Hemisphere” which allowed the drug agency access to billions of telephone records. The fact that the DEA could get access to AT&T phone records with an administrative subpoena is neither surprising nor newsworthy. Indeed, that is what a subpoena is intended…

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