Category Archives: geofence

Bloomberg: Robbery Poses Legal Test for Police Use of Google Location Data

Bloomberg: Robbery Poses Legal Test for Police Use of Google Location Data by Andrea Vittorio:

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EFF: Geofence Warrants Threaten Civil Liberties and Free Speech Rights in Kenosha and Nationwide

EFF: Geofence Warrants Threaten Civil Liberties and Free Speech Rights in Kenosha and Nationwide by Matthew Guariglia, Mukund Rathi, Houston Davidson, and Jennifer Lynch (“These warrants, which police are increasingly using across the country, threaten the right to protest and … Continue reading

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Wired: An Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Across the US

Wired: An Explosion in Geofence Warrants Threatens Privacy Across the US by Sidney Fussell (“New figures from Google show a tenfold increase in the requests from law enforcement, which target anyone who happened to be in a given location at … Continue reading

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techdirt: Kansas Court Rejects Government’s ‘Reverse Warrant,’ Sets Ground Rules For Future Requests

techdirt: Kansas Court Rejects Government’s ‘Reverse Warrant,’ Sets Ground Rules For Future Requests by Tim Cushing linking to this post from June 14.

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D.Kan.: Geofence warrants have to satisfy the particularity requirement

A geofence warrant has to be narrowly tailored for particularity. Here, the government sought identifying information about what cell phones were in a government building. (The building, crime, and date of the occurrence are not disclosed.) In re Info. That … Continue reading

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WUSA9: DC residents get visits from FBI as agents track cell phones that pinged near the Capitol

WUSA9: DC residents get visits from FBI as agents track cell phones that pinged near the Capitol by Bruce Lashon (“A DC woman said an FBI agent contacted her and said investigators were reaching out to the owner of every … Continue reading

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Geofence warrants can be used to identify those who invaded the Capitol, not to mention Facebook warrants

The government’s prior use of geofence warrants were a prelude to this: With the invasion of the Capitol on Wednesday, the government now can attempt to locate all the cell phones inside the Capitol to identify those to potentially charge. … Continue reading

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ABAJ: Law enforcement is using location tracking on mobile devices to identify suspects, but is it unconstitutional?

ABAJ: Law enforcement is using location tracking on mobile devices to identify suspects, but is it unconstitutional? by Wendy Davis:

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N.D.Ill. issues a geofence warrant to Google

This geofence warrant is issued with probable cause and it is particular because it is so limited in time and scope. In re Search Warrant Application for Geofence Location Data Stored at Google Concerning an Arson Investigation, 2020 U.S. Dist. … Continue reading

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EFF: New Federal Court Rulings Find Geofence Warrants Unconstitutional

EFF: New Federal Court Rulings Find Geofence Warrants Unconstitutional by Jennifer Lynch and Nathaniel Sobel:

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