Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

Fortune: How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech

Fortune: How the Justice Department’s Facebook Subpoenas Threaten Free Speech by Aziz Hug: In recent months, the U.S. Justice Department has issued subpoenas against Facebook and web host DreamHost for records of thousands, perhaps millions, of citizens who expressed interest … Continue reading

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The Register (UK): ‘There has never been a right to absolute privacy’ – US deputy AG slams ‘warrant-proof’ crypto

The Register (UK): ‘There has never been a right to absolute privacy’ – US deputy AG slams ‘warrant-proof’ crypto by Richard Chirgwin: Continuing the US government’s menacing of strong end-to-end encryption, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told an audience at … Continue reading

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ABC News: Utah officer fired for handcuffing, dragging screaming nurse out of hospital

ABC News: Utah officer fired for handcuffing, dragging screaming nurse out of hospital by Karma Allen: The Salt Lake City police officer featured in a widely viewed video aggressively handcuffing a hospital The Salt Lake City police officer featured in … Continue reading

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techdirt: Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans

techdirt: Three Energy Bills Look To Increase Fourth Amendment Protections For Americans by Tim Cushing:

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NC: Make and model of a firearm isn’t required for PC as long as it’s described as similar

That a gun matched the description of defendant’s gun was still probable cause on this record. The police didn’t have to have the make and model of the gun to have probable cause. State v. Messer, 2017 N.C. App. LEXIS … Continue reading

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