Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

NYTimes: Opinion: The End of Privacy

NYTimes: Opinion: The End of Privacy by Andrew Burt and Dan Geer: Given the constant stream of breaches, it can be hard to understand what’s happening to our privacy over time. Two dates – one recent and one long ago … Continue reading

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OH12: SW for text messages on cell phone was particular when limited to one person’s messages

Defendant was a police officer who was suspected of sexual battery of a student ride along. There were text messages, and a search warrant was obtained for his cell phone. The lack of a time frame for the text messages … Continue reading

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WaPo: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students

WaPo: Georgia sheriff, deputies indicted after body searches of 900 high school students by Kyle Swenson: The sound system squawked at 8 a.m., just as the school day was revving up at Worth County High School. The campus was now … Continue reading

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E.D.Pa.: Leaning in a car window to talk in a high crime area isn’t RS

Somebody leaning in defendant’s car window to greet him and then get in the car, even in a high crime area, is not remotely suspicious. The stop was without reasonable suspicion. United States v. Lynch, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161717 … Continue reading

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E.D.Cal.: Suspicionless parole search of def’s cell phone was reasonable

Defendant was on parole for pimping an underage prostitute out of California, and he had a warrantless search condition on his cell phone. The suspicionless parole search of the phone was reasonable. United States v. Monson, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS … Continue reading

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