Legislation

On June 25, the Supreme Court banned warrantless searches of cellphone data.

Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald has promised to name victims of NSA warrantless surveillance, calling such an expose “imminent” in an interview with Fox News.

A proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution would protect electronic communication from unwarranted searches and seizures.

In a decision handed down on June 17, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals reinforced the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures as protected by the Fourth Amendment.

Germany’s top federal prosecutor has opened a criminal probe into espionage operations by the U.S. National Security Agency, particularly focused on the NSA snooping directed against German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

In a court filing, the National Security Agency (NSA) claims that its computers are so powerful that to try to protect data from erasure would have “an immediate, specific, and harmful impact on the national security of the United States.”

Facebook has updated its mobile platform to include an ambient proximity tool called Nearby Friends. The tech blog Techcrunch describes the new feature:

A federal court ruled for the first time that cell phone location data enjoys the same reasonable expectation of privacy under the Fourth Amendment as other information already included under that provision of the Bill of Rights.

Google has expanded its ability to keep on eye on everyone by buying "eye-in-the-sky" technology from Skybox.

More than 500,000 users have signed a petition asking Facebook to kill the sound recording feature.

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