Category Archives: Investigation-4- Searches and seizures

Surveillance and (un)democratic societies: blurred borders…

Feds Wait Until Late Friday To Admit That, Yeah, They Ignored The 4th Amendment | Techdirt. 23 July 2012 and the original article from the Wired to which the post refers: http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/surveillance-spirit-law/ “U.S. Admits Surveillance Violated Constitution At Least Once”, … Continue reading

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Collusion: corporations and autocratic regimes

Syria Crackdown Gets Italy Firm’s Aid With U.S.-Europe Spy Gear – Bloomberg. 3 November 2011 Still going through my pile of newsletters.This one is just one out of many underlying the collusion between money and politics. It should be read … Continue reading

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Police Using Skype To Get Warrants While At A Crime Scene | Techdirt

Police Using Skype To Get Warrants While At A Crime Scene | Techdirt. 30 March 2011 an interesting development…

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Privacy: about secrets or about democracy?

Everyone Has Something To Hide: Why Privacy Is Important Even If ‘You’ve Done Nothing Wrong’ | Techdirt. 4th August 2010 An old post stuck my mailbox but which has not lost its relevance in the slightest. Privacy is not about … Continue reading

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Dutch Court Questioning Why Police Outsourced File Sharing Evidence Collection To Industry Group | Techdirt

Dutch Court Questioning Why Police Outsourced File Sharing Evidence Collection To Industry Group | Techdirt. 2nd July 2010 A very interesting decision from the Court of The Hague (Dutch court thus, not Danish, a mistake in the TechDirt post) which … Continue reading

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Search and Seizures – interception of communication: US

For the US, but to which extent it applies elsewhere? Judge Says DHS Can’t Hang Onto Travelers Laptops To Search Much Later Without A Warrant (TechDirt 11 June 2010) Police And Courts Regularly Abusing Wiretapping Laws To Arrest People For … Continue reading

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Copyrights: our level of acceptance in surveillance and prosecution techniques

Self-explanatory and completely in line to my point of view about the level and type of surveillance we accept online being disproportionate to what we would tolerate offline; it is like the spirit of the Enlightenment being swallowed by the … Continue reading

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Contentious searches…

Laptops and now mobile phones… “Mixed Decisions Concerning Police Searches Of Your Mobile Phone On Arrest” (TechDirt 13 January 2009)

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De facie illegal seizure by the FBI

Unless new facts reveal the seizure was grounded, the FBI action looked very much illegal, and because it is the US, unconstitutional (violation of 4th Amendment). The question is: why did the FBI feel threatened by ACLU and EFF to … Continue reading

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Investigation – Search warrant/interception of

Court Says Feds Need A Warrant To Listen To Touchtone Beeps Too (TechDirt, 12 January 2008) . The distinction between content and non-content is made in the UK with different regimes applying.

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