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The Supreme Court of the United States heard oral arguments yesterday in U.S. v. Jones, where the Court will decide whether officers can install a GPS tracking device on vehicles without obtaining a search warrant. At oral...

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On October 28, the Department of Justice will argue to a District Court Judge in Arizona that neither the public nor criminal defendants should learn about a special investigative tool it uses to track individuals’...

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On Tuesday, District Court Judge Lucy Koh in San Jose dismissed multiple purported class actions against Apple and several mobile ad networks on the grounds that the plaintiffs did not show that any one of...

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Great Network in the Sky Giveth, Taketh Away

September 7, 2011 | 3 Comments

Isn’t it great that when your car, or phone, or laptop gets lost or stolen, you can use modern technology to find your stuff and get it back? One might think only paranoid Luddites or...

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Can You Track Me Now? Not Without a Warrant!

August 26, 2011 | 1 Comments

This week, Eastern District of New York Judge Nicholas Garaufis rejected an FBI effort to use an individual’s cell phone tower records to track his movements over a 113 day period without first obtaining a...

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This past weekend we saw another volley of rounds fired in the ongoing digital privacy wars. As with previous battles, this one started with the publication of an academic study and culminated in a class...

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July 19th was a big day in hacker news. First, the Department of Justice announced the arrests of sixteen individuals thought to be associated with Anonymous and LulzSec, the loosely affiliated hacker groups that have...

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The U.S. Supreme Court promises some interesting Fourth Amendment activity next term, having granted certiorari review in two important cases. In the first, United States v. Jones, FBI agents planted a GPS device on a...

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Today, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) announced the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act, a statute which would require law enforcement to get a warrant before using technology to track individuals’ physical...

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Yesterday, Judge Kaplan of the Southern District of New York dismissed the complaint in Hubbard v. Myspace.  Hubbard is the latest case to reject the claim that a social network violated the Stored Communications Act...

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