Tag Archives: 4th Amendment

The Senate’s Draft Encryption Bill Is ‘Ludicrous, Dangerous, Technically Illiterate’

Meanwhile, this just came out of Diane Feinstein’s well of stupidity.

In fact, the Burr-Feinstein bill is so bad for privacy that it may be good for privacy in the long run, say experts.

Source: The Senate’s Draft Encryption Bill Is ‘Ludicrous, Dangerous, Technically Illiterate’

Spies In The Sky: Here’s Where FBI Planes Are Circling U.S. Cities

Every step you take, every move you make, they’ll be watching you…except on weekends and federal holidays. The maps are interactive so you can see if you’re being watched, too! (I am, probably).

America is being watched from above. Government surveillance planes routinely circle over most major cities — but usually take the weekends off.

Source: Spies In The Sky: Here’s Where FBI Planes Are Circling U.S. Cities

California Police Used Stingrays in Planes to Spy on Phones

No wonder you can’t ever get a decent cell signal at Disneyland!

The sweeping technology being used by Anaheim police picks up tracking data from every phone for miles–in this case, the miles around Disneyland.

Source: California Police Used Stingrays in Planes to Spy on Phones

After Spending Time As Surveillance Subjects, Intelligence Oversight Committee Suddenly Performing Some Oversight

“It’s only important when it happens to me.”

Source: After Spending Time As Surveillance Subjects, Intelligence Oversight Committee Suddenly Performing Some Oversight | Techdirt

A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices

A federal magistrate in New York declined to fall in step with the government’s demand to access an Apple device seized by investigators, fanning the flames of a national debate.

Source: A New Way for Tech Firms to Fight Orders to Unlock Devices | WIRED

California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law

Say what you want about California’s liberal politics, this is Constitutional conservatism at its finest. It’s also a great first step at protecting our inalienable right to be secure in our persons against unreasonable searches and seizures and upholding due process. Your move, America.

New law requires state law enforcement get warrant or other court order to obtain digital data held by companies, track GPS location or search mobile devices.

Source: California Now Has the Nation’s Best Digital Privacy Law | WIRED

The Feds Need a Warrant to Spy With Stingrays From Now On

The federal government can no longer use controversial stingray devices to track mobile phone users without a warrant.

Source: The Feds Need a Warrant to Spy With Stingrays From Now On