Daily Archives: December 7, 2017

The Register (UK): Looking through walls, now easier than ever

The Register (UK): Looking through walls, now easier than ever by Thomas Claburn: Boffins working to put everyone in glass houses [Kyllo redux, with better technology]

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Techdirt: Things The Intelligence Community Is Cool With: Backdoor Searches, Skirting Reporting Requirements, Parallel Construction

Techdirt: Things The Intelligence Community Is Cool With: Backdoor Searches, Skirting Reporting Requirements, Parallel Construction by Tim Cushing:

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MSNBC: FBI Director seems to confirm use of FISA warrants in Russia Probe

MSNBC: FBI Director seems to confirm use of FISA warrants in Russia Probe (video) No wonder the President wants a private CIA.

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NYTimes: Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say

NYTimes: Warrantless Surveillance Can Continue Even if Law Expires, Officials Say by Charlie Savage: The Trump administration has decided that the National Security Agency and the F.B.I. can lawfully keep operating their warrantless surveillance program even if Congress fails to … Continue reading

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N.D.Ind.: CI “working off” his own case is not inherently unbelievable because he needs substantial assistance for a 5K1.1

A CI “working off” his own case is not inherently unbelievable. If anything, such a CI has an incentive to be truthful because, if he’s not, he could lose a USSG § 5K1.1 reduction for not substantially assisting the government. … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: Six month old information in gun sale case wasn’t stale

Defendant was alleged to have sold quantities of firearms more than once. Six month old information in a gun sale case was not stale. United States v. Fisher-Bland, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 199259 (N.D. Ga. Nov. 16, 2017), adopted, 2017 … Continue reading

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N.D.Ga.: 16 day delay in search of cell phone under SW not unreasonable

After a lawful seizure of a cell phone and issuance of a search warrant to search it, a 16 day delay in actually searching the phone did not make it unreasonable. United States v. Brantley, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 198432 … Continue reading

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Guam: If no criminal case pending, motion for return of property can be treated as a new civil action

If a criminal case is not pending, a motion for return of property is treated as a new civil action, and should proceed accordingly (following state and federal cases, most recently Pristine Pre-Owned Auto, Inc. v. Courrier, 236 W. Va. … Continue reading

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WaPo: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it.

WaPo: Amazon wants a key to your house. I did it. I regretted it. by Geoffrey Fisher: Amazon Key might help you avoid package theft, but the smart lock and camera aren’t good enough to warrant giving Amazon control of … Continue reading

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