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Florida Court: Police Can Compel Suspect To Unlock Phone

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 5:30pm 12/18/2016 at 5:30pm
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A Florida man suspected of voyeurism has been ordered to surrender his cell phone password to police.

The Daily Dot reports:

A Florida court has ruled that police can compel individuals to hand over the passcode to their phones. The judgment has serious implications in how the Fifth Amendment is applied to...

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Feds Enlist Local PDs to Scan Gun Show Attendees’ License Plates

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 4, 2016 at 7:00pm 10/4/2016 at 7:00pm
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According to the Wall Street Journal, “Federal agents have persuaded police officers to scan license plates to gather information about gun-show customers, government emails show, raising questions about how officials monitor constitutionally protected activity.”

The activity revealed in the emails suggests that the known incidents are limited to border control and occurred in...

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Alabama (Sort Of) Rejects Rule Requiring Beer Buyers to Provide Personal Information

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 2:30pm 10/1/2016 at 2:30pm
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In August, I wrote about a proposed rule in Alabama whereby Alabama’s Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Board wanted personal information on beer buyers.  The requirement that private citizens who buy beer for personal consumption provide...

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Media Sues FBI to Reveal How Agents Hacked San Bernardino Shooter’s Phone

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, September 16, 2016 at 1:00pm 9/16/2016 at 1:00pm

The Associated Press, Gannett Co., and Vice Media LLC have filed a suit against the FBI under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to gather details how agents hacked into the phone of one of the San Bernardino shooters.

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Alabama regulators want personal info on beer purchasers

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 6, 2016 at 12:00pm 8/6/2016 at 12:00pm
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Back in March, Alabama’s governor, Robert Bentley, signed into law legislation that will legalize brewers’ direct sale of beer to customers for home consumption.

Alabama.com reported at the time:

The new law will:

  • Allow breweries that make less than 60,000 barrels per year to directly sell up to 288 ounces of its beer per...
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FBI Unlocks San Bernardino Phone All By Themselves

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7:47pm 3/28/2016 at 7:47pm

Would ya look at that… The federal government didn’t need to start a privacy flame war with one of the countries largest electronic purveyors after all.

Monday, the LA Times reported the FBI was able to unlock one...

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FBI May Not Need Apple’s Help After All

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 8:30am 3/23/2016 at 8:30am

One day before Apple and prosecutors were to face off in court, the U.S. Department of Justice was granted a request to cancel the Tuesday hearing on whether Apple should assist the FBI in bypassing security measures in a locked iPhone used by a San Bernardino terrorist.

The hearing was cancelled by U.S....

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Apple to FBI: ‘The Founders Would be Appalled.’

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9:00am 3/18/2016 at 9:00am

In the latest round of legal battles between Apple and the FBI over accessing data in an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino terrorists, Apple has fired back at...

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Apple’s Fight With the FBI Highlights Privacy vs. Security Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 2:45pm 2/18/2016 at 2:45pm
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A legal fight between Apple and the FBI is highlighting some critically important issues in the debate between privacy and security.

After the San Bernardino attacks, an iPhone 5C belonging to one of the two shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, was among the evidence gathered by the FBI. The FBI obtained a warrant to search...

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Controversial Cybersecurity Bill On Track to Pass Senate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 6:10pm 10/22/2015 at 6:10pm

Today, a controversial cybersecurity bill aimed at making it easier for corporations to prevent hacking attacks advanced in the Senate with bipartisan support.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) in its current form would make it possible for corporations to share information about cyberattacks with each other—or the goverment—without having to...

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Senate Passes U.S.A. Freedom Act

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 5:36pm 6/2/2015 at 5:36pm

Today the Senate voted 67-32 to pass the USA-FREEDOM Act, a piece of surveillance (read: privacy!) reform legislation meant to extend key provisions of the PATRIOT Act, which expired Sunday night.

The USA-FA passed the House with supermajority, bipartisan support, but found a more hostile crowd waiting when it arrived in...

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Search warrant ruling could blow hole in cellphone privacy

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 11:00am 12/3/2014 at 11:00am

Privacy advocates cheered when Apple announced last month that an updated encryption scheme would disallow Apple from bypassing user passcodes at the request of law enforcement officials armed with search warrants.

Now, the Justice Department is fighting back against these updates, and they’re using an ancient tactic to do it.

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Fourth Amendment triumphs over warrantless DUI blood tests

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 3:40pm 11/30/2014 at 3:40pm

A Texas appeals court has struck down a law allowing police officers to conduct warrantless blood tests on suspected drunk drivers.

The law borrows concepts from the Texas Transportation Code and other statutes, and has both attorneys and Fourth Amendment advocates up in arms over what it means to conduct an...

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Apple update creates roadblock to search warrants

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 2:45pm 9/18/2014 at 2:45pm

Apple’s latest update to its OS includes a lot of neat bells and whistles, but one key upgrade has privacy advocates cheering.

This latest reboot has eliminated Apple’s longstanding capability to access users’ iPhone and iPad passcodes; in the past, this allowed Apple to both help users remember forgotten passcodes—and comply with...

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