Fourth Amendment

State of Surveillance

Supreme Court Says Cops Need to Get a Warrant to Get Your Phone Location Data

In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court changed the course of history, siding with privacy activists and giving Americans stronger privacy protections in the digital age.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
6.22.18
supreme court

The Future of Digital Privacy Will Be Determined by This Radio Shack Robbery Case

Law enforcement obtained 127 days worth of cellphone records from Timothy Carpenter without a warrant. The Supreme Court will decide now if that was legal.
Louise Matsakis
11.29.17
Opinion

Liberty Might Be Better Served by Doing Away with Privacy

If tech is surveilling us constantly, we need the ability to use it to watch the watchers.
Zoltan Istvan
7.14.17
FBI

Should Hacking a Tor User to Get an IP Address Require a Warrant?

Judges are divided on whether the FBI grabbing dark web users' IPs constitutes a search.
Joseph Cox
9.21.16
Internet

Court Rules the FBI Does Not Need a Warrant to Hack a Computer

Activists argue the ruling could have serious implications for how law enforcement is able to conduct remote searches.
Joseph Cox
6.23.16
washington dc

A Federal Court Sided with the NSA Today

The judges overturned a decision that found bulk phone data collection unconstitutional.
Kari Paul
8.28.15
Power

How the Justice Department Spies on You From the Air

A Wall Street Journal report has revealed that cell-spoofing technology isn't limited to land-based Stingrays.
Jason Koebler
11.13.14
Motherboard Blog

A Grassroots Campaign Wants to Use the Fourth Amendment to Shut Off the NSA’s Water Supply

The Off Now campaign to cut off services to data centres has spread to ten states.
Tristan James
1.28.14
Motherboard Blog

The FBI Is Coming for Your Gchats

At least, the Feds are willing to talk about how they want to spy on Americans.
Adam Clark Estes
3.27.13