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Phone location privacy – for armed robber – headed to Supreme Court

Armed robbers are not sympathetic characters. Which means defending their right to privacy might not get much sympathy either.

But, as multiple privacy advocates note, it’s not just about them – it’s about the rest of us: if their privacy isn’t protected, neither is yours and neither is anyone’s. 1,210 more words


Privacy advocates advise Supreme Court to protect phone location data under the 4th Amendment

Among the Supreme Court’s many upcoming cases is Carpenter v. United States, which will settle the question of whether your location and movements, as determined by the ordinary interactions of your phone with the network, are protected by the Fourth Amendment. 1,749 more words


Tech companies, law profs agree: The Fourth Amendment should protect data

Enlarge / Outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images News ) A group of prominent tech companies and lawyers has come together in new friend-of-the-court filings submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday. 12 more words

Apple, other tech companies ask Supreme Court to block warrantless cellphone tracking

”In a legal brief filed last night, a group of several high-profile technology companies asked the Supreme Court to consider the privacy implications of warrantless law enforcement access to cellphone location data,” Colin Lecher reports for The Verge. 848 more words


Knock Knock

A seemingly underreported aspect of the FBI ‘s July 26 pre-dawn raid on Paul Manafort’s home centers on the warrant that authorized it. It had been rumored that Manafort had been cooperating with the Mueller investigation, rumors fueled largely by statements from Manafort’s legal team. 1,558 more words


Fundamental Right to Privacy: Does it exist?

Right to privacy debate

Whether citizens of India have a fundamental right of privacy?

The controversy about right to privacy has been argued in a larger constitution bench of nine judges and judgement has been reserved. 2,907 more words

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Cities Seek Sanctuary: Trump Likely to Get a Lesson in Federalism

One might expect Donald Trump and Jefferson Beauregard Sessions The Third to embrace “states’ rights,” what with the baldly racist origins of that term. As it turns out, they’re only fans of state and local power when that power is used in the service of tribalism — the tendency of local populations, especially in Sessions’s neck of the woods, to exclude and target “The Other.” And they’re fans of states’ rights least of all when states or municipalities adopt — Gasp! 1,296 more words

Brendan Beery