A Federal Appeals court has ruled that search warrants are not required by law enforcement agencies if they wish to seize cellphone records.
Late last year, Yasir Afifi, 20, a Muslim-American college student in California discovered a GPS device the FBI attached to his car in order to track him and his activities. Now, Afifi is suing the FBI for placing the device without a warrant. Wouldn't you? [Boing Boing]
The government must obtain a court warrant to require internet service providers to turn over stored e-mail to the authorities, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
A federal appeals court said Tuesday the government may obtain cell-site information mobile phone carriers retain on their customers without a probable cause warrant under the Fourth Amendment.
As most of you know by now, police entered Jason Chen's home, seizing his computers and gadgets. While the investigation's in process, we can't comment much on this. We stand by our colleague and our coverage of the lost iPhone. Here's the background and some links to the more substantive external reports.
Last Friday night, California's Rapid Enforcement Allied Computer Team entered editor Jason Chen's home without him present, seizing four computers and two servers. They did so using a warrant by Judge of Superior Court of San Mateo. According to Gaby Darbyshire, COO of Gawker Media LLC, the search warrant to remove…