Police in Canada don’t need a judge’s permission to search a suspect’s cell phone so long as they follow certain steps, the Supreme…
The 11th Circuit issued a decision on Wednesday that found police need a warrant to get data from phone companies that shows users’ locations based on cell towers.
A California judge is the latest to join the so-called “Magistrate’s rebellion” — in which lower-level judges are refusing to simply let the government grab all of someone’s Google or Apple accounts.
Courts disagree about the legal status of a massive NSA database of American phone records. A new appeal could speed the issue towards the Supreme Court.
The White House and the NSA received a rare voice of support when a federal judge said a massive phone database is constitutional — the ruling comes two weeks after another judge called it ‘Orwellian.’
The law is unclear about when police can search cell phones without a warrant. One scholar says the answers is for cops to wrap the phones in foil until they get one.
How much does the U.S. government request data from U.S. web properties? A lot. Here are eights charts showing data from Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter about how many requests they get from across the globe.
Kids have always said bad things about teachers and gotten into trouble with their classmates. But today, it’s much easier for schools to overhear them by accessing a student’s Facebook account. One judge has put the brakes on this.
Federal investigators viewed the Facebook profile of an alleged gangster in the Bronx by asking his informant “friend” to show it to them. A judge ruled this was not unconstitutional because Facebook users can’t control what other people do with the information they post.
Twitter announced today that it is filing an appeal in a case that is helping to define privacy rights in the social media era.
A survey of court records reveals that a growing number of iPhones(s aapl) and iPads are the target of forensic examinations by federal agents.
In a candid ruling, a New York judge said a protester can’t stop prosecutors from searching his Twitter account because he doesn’t own the tweets in the first place.