Daily Archives: March 1, 2017

PC World: US surveillance law may see no new protections for foreign targets

PC World: US surveillance law may see no new protections for foreign targets by Grant Gross: The law that authorizes NSA surveillance overseas expires in December, but lawmakers are focused on its impact on US residents.

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EFF: An Illinois Court Just Didn’t Get It: We Are Entitled to Expect Privacy In Our Smart Meter Data, Which Reveals What’s Going On Inside Our Homes

EFF: An Illinois Court Just Didn’t Get It: We Are Entitled to Expect Privacy In Our Smart Meter Data, Which Reveals What’s Going On Inside Our Homes by Karen Gullo and Jamie Williams:

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AP: Peeping Drones Crime Bill Clears Indiana Senate

AP: Peeping Drones Crime Bill Clears Indiana Senate: Anyone using the advanced technology of an aerial drone to undertake the age-old crime of voyeurism could be charged with a new offense under a measure approved by the Indiana Senate. In … Continue reading

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WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Jeff Sessions dismisses DOJ reports on police abuse without bothering to read them

WaPo: ‘The Watch’ Blog: Jeff Sessions dismisses DOJ reports on police abuse without bothering to read them by Radley Balko: The AG should say when he thinks federal intervention is necessary, and when it isn’t.

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OH11: Getting beat up in a bar fight permits a community caretaking search of your person

Defendant was beat up in a bar fight. He bled all over his shirt and his jaw was swollen. He rejected efforts for medical help, but the officer’s stop of him was reasonable under the community caretaking function. That community … Continue reading

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OH8: Taking pictures of sex with a minor with a cell phone supports SW for home computer for storage

The child victim’s claim that defendant used his cell phone to take pictures of the two of them having sex logically supported a search warrant for defendant’s computers in his house because of the ease with which images can be … Continue reading

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OH8: Smell of raw MJ from car didn’t support search of envelopes in car

Defendant was stopped by Cleveland State University officers for a traffic offense, and there was a strong smell of marijuana coming from the car. That gave probable cause to search generally for the source of the marijuana, but the court … Continue reading

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