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Posted 12 months ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Josh Crank  
Activist Groups Unite in Suit Against NSA Surveillance

What do advocates for gun rights, marijuana reform, environmental protection and open Internet have in common? They’re all concerned about being spied on by the government. And they’re suing. In total, 19 organizations joined forces as plaintiffs in a complaint filed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), which has pursued lawsuits against alleged government spying for several years. This latest suit accuses the National Security Agency (NSA) of violating the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments by conducting dragnet surveillance of …

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Posted 1 year ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Michele Bowman  
Can You Shoot a Drone Out of the Sky Above Your Property?

Drones continue to worry privacy advocates and landowners, and lawmakers are starting to take note. In the meantime, some have wondered if it’s legal to shoot a privacy-invading drone out of the sky – no one’s in it, that’s for sure.    FAA Tasked with Introducing Drones Drones are unmanned, remote-control vehicles, some of which can fly. Their increasing use has caused many states and privacy advocates concern. Drone operators can fly the things under 400 feet under current FAA …

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Increasingly Popular Drones Cause Privacy Concerns

Did you think flying robots were only creatures of science fiction movies? Silly you. Your neighbor can buy one from any number of dealers and online sources, and next thing you know, cameras could be flying over your backyard. Drones – remotely controlled devices that have been made famous by the military’s use of unmanned aerial vehicles – are now appealing to the civilian population and the police, raising concerns with privacy groups.   Drone On You can buy a …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Michele Bowman  
‘Fake Cell Phone Tower’ Used by Police for Warrantless Tracking

Did you know your cell phone can be tracked by the government, even when you’re not using it? Using a device called a Stingray, which acts like a “fake” cell phone tower allowing them to search large areas for a specific cell phone signal, the government is able to gather data on any other phones in the area. That clearly violates the Fourth Amendment, according to a constitutional challenge mounted by the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and the ACLU as …

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Posted 2 years ago in Consumer Law by Courtney Sherwood  
Big Brother May be Tracking You

The government could be tracking your every move, and there’s little you can do to stop it – or even to find out who is watching – according to a recent investigation by the American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU reviewed 200 law enforcement agencies across the U.S., and found that nearly all have tracked down individuals’ private cell phone records, many times without a warrant or court order. Only 10 police departments surveyed said they had never tracked cell …

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