Abuse of powers: why considering the internet differently from other technologies?

Once Again, Feds Found To Be Abusing Surveillance Procedures With Little Oversight | Techdirt. 3 December 2010

If the information is true, this is sickening. Why bypassing warrants and all the criminal procedure guarantees? to detect serious fraud? minor fraud? terrorists using their card to buy a packet of crisps? Come on, the latter will certainly not use a credit card: too much traces left, without even the feds spying.

Maybe we should offer a course in 4th Amendment principles to police officers. They seem to have forgotten the basics.

Appeals Court Says Emails Are Protected By The 4th Amendment, TechDirt, 14 December 2010

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About Audrey Guinchard

Senior Lecturer @ University of Essex (UK)
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