Daily Archives: April 24, 2017

ars technica: FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant

ars technica: FBI allays some critics with first use of new mass-hacking warrant by Aliya Sternstein: Judge authorized order allowing US to change data in thousands of infected devices. Mass hacking seems to be all the rage currently. A vigilante … Continue reading

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CA9: Def’s conduct showed abandonment of laptop at another’s house while he was in jail

Defendant lost any reasonable expectation of privacy in his laptop computer. It was in somebody else’s house, and he was missing for three months as far as they were concerned, but he was in jail. He could have asserted control … Continue reading

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IA: Failure to sign SW affidavit when sworn can be cured by testimony

The affiant swore to the affidavit for search warrant before the issuing magistrate, but it inadvertently wasn’t signed. That’s an error cured by testimony, even if the magistrate has to testify too. State v. Angel, 2017 Iowa Sup. LEXIS 41 … Continue reading

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IA: Passenger smelling of MJ not PC as to the whole car

Defendant’s car was parked at a gas station pump too long while one of them went for gas money. The police showed up, asked for IDs and found a warrant on the passenger. The passenger got out of the car, … Continue reading

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