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Public defender says cops can use your FaceID to unlock your iPhone in viral TikTok. Is that true?

Courts are torn about whether biometric data is protected by the Constitution.

On Apr 19, 2022 by Claire Goforth

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FBI used Best Buy’s Geek Squad to spy on customers, lawsuit alleges

The Electronic Frontier Foundation claims the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment.

On Jun 2, 2017 by Andrew Wyrich

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Can the police search your car without permission?

There are 3 things you need to do if they ask to search your vehicle.

On Jan 11, 2017 by John-Michael Bond

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Here’s how police get your private Facebook data

Heads up: Requests rose 27 percent this year.

On Dec 30, 2016 by David Gilmour

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Federal appeals court says Fourth Amendment doesn’t protect phone location data

This is the fourth appeals court to rule this way.

On May 31, 2016 by Eric Geller

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Judge says secretly placing GPS tracker on a car is not an invasion of privacy

Is your privacy being violated if someone puts a GPS tracker on your car? It's complicated.

On Apr 14, 2015 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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The NSA is still spying on you—so why did Americans stop caring?

Are we experiencing 'whistleblower fatigue?'

On Mar 4, 2015 by Matthew Rozsa

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Iowa developing smartphone driver’s licenses

Legal experts, police express concerns about possible privacy violations.

On Feb 13, 2015 by Tim Sampson

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Police use high-tech radar to peer into people’s homes without a warrant

They can even see through the Fourth Amendment.

On Jan 20, 2015 by Dell Cameron

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The Department of Justice is targeting cellphones with fake, airborne cell towers

The program targets criminals but collects from everyone.

On Nov 14, 2014 by Patrick Howell O'Neill

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FBI, NSA targeted leading Muslim-Americans, new Snowden revelations show

U.S. government targets include innocent civil rights activits, attorneys, professors, and a Republican candidate for public office.

On Jul 9, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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Meet CISA, the Internet’s new enemy in Washington

Get your pitchforks ready.

On Jul 3, 2014 by Dell Cameron

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At the U.S. border, police can still search your phone without a warrant

In fact, it may be best to just leave all your gadgets at home.

On Jun 28, 2014 by Aaron Sankin

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How to stop police from searching your phone without a warrant

Knowledge is power.

On Jun 26, 2014 by Andrew Couts

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Supreme Court: Police cannot search your cellphone without a warrant

The milestone ruling came down on Wednesday. 

On Jun 25, 2014 by Patrick Howell O'Neill