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.
When can police go through a person’s cellphone? The Supreme Court will hear two cases on Tuesday that will shape the future of privacy and police procedure.
A Canadian spy agency is collecting meta-data about its citizens’ phone records and internet activity, according to a new lawsuit, which is the first such case in the country since the PRISM scandal broke in the US this summer.
The secret court that oversees America’s spy agencies explained (a bit) about why it believes the mass collection of phone records is legal under the Patriot Act and the Constitution.
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.
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.
In a closely-watched case tied to last year’s Occupy Wall Street protests, a New York judge ruled that tweets are no different from words shouted in the street and ordered Twitter to turn over a user’s account to prosecutors.
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.