Daily Archives: June 1, 2017

ABC News: JetBlue testing facial-recognition boarding system in Boston

ABC News: JetBlue testing facial-recognition boarding system in Boston by Jeffrey Cook: JetBlue Airways will soon begin testing technology at Boston’s Logan International Airport that will use facial-recognition in lieu of a boarding pass to clear passengers to board their … Continue reading

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WaPo: Opinion: Body cameras are key for police accountability. We can’t let them erode privacy rights

WaPo: Opinion: Body cameras are key for police accountability. We can’t let them erode privacy rights by Chris Dunn and Donna Lieberman: An essential tool poses a core dilemma.

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N.D.Ill.: Viewing def’s Facebook page isn’t a 4A violation

Viewing defendant’s public Facebook is [hardly] a Fourth Amendment or Stored Communications Act claim. United States v. Khan, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 82493 (N.D. Ill. May 31, 2017):

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CA2: Computer SW was sufficiently particular; broad doesn’t mean necessarily unreasonable

In the Silk Road “drug kingpin” conviction, whether the third party doctrine succumbs to technology is going to have to come from SCOTUS since the doctrine came from it. The search warrant for defendant’s computer was sufficiently particular. Broad for … Continue reading

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EFF: Why We’re Suing the FBI for Records About Best Buy Geek Squad Informants

EFF: Why We’re Suing the FBI for Records About Best Buy Geek Squad Informants by Stephanie Lacambra and Aaron Mackey:

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AZ: Being directed to get out of the car alone doesn’t extend the stop

“Urrea has not explained how his being directed to exit his vehicle while the deputy conducted a records check illegally prolonged the stop.” Even so, his coming back to the patrol car to talk about it was by consent. [Really?] … Continue reading

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IN: Anonymous report of man with gun wouldn’t alone support frisk, but def fled

Police received an anonymous tip that a man matching defendant’s description had a gun in a bar. The officer arrived right after the call and saw defendant. Under state case law, that alone wasn’t enough for a frisk without more. … Continue reading

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Time: Alexa Takes the Stand: Listening Devices Raise Privacy Issues

Time: Alexa Takes the Stand: Listening Devices Raise Privacy Issues by Haley Sweetland Edwards:

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IN: Failure to knock-and-announce is really just a reasonableness argument

Defense counsel wasn’t ineffective for not raising a challenge to the officer’s failure to knock-and-announce before entering defendant’s home on a search warrant for drugs. She had priors, there were controlled buys, and guns often go with drugs. The knock-and-announce … Continue reading

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