• Feb 14, 2017
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Activists sue the DOJ and FBI to protect anonymous donations under the First Amendment

Giving an anonymous donation to a legal defense fund should not result in the FBI having your information, but that’s exactly what happened to hundreds of donors to a foundation called Free Barrett Brown. US journalist Barrett Brown was previously sentenced in 2015 to 63 months in jail and almost $900,000 in fines at the … Continue reading “Activists sue the DOJ and FBI to protect anonymous donations under the First Amendment”

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  • Nov 28, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy, Security,

Bipartisan group of Senators introduce S.3475 to delay the DOJ from being able to unconstitutionally hack millions of devices with a blanket warrant under an amendment to Rule 41

Rule 41 is set to be changed on December 1st. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is trying to expand the government’s hacking powers to an unconstitutional level using a little-known procedural rule amendment process. The amendment to Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will allow any federal judge to issue a blanket … Continue reading “Bipartisan group of Senators introduce S.3475 to delay the DOJ from being able to unconstitutionally hack millions of devices with a blanket warrant under an amendment to Rule 41”

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