FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while recording 214 hours of audio at a California courthouse, according to Federal Judge

According to a recent ruling by a Federal Judge in the Ninth District Courts, the FBI violated the Fourth Amendment when obtaining 214 hours of audio recordings. The offending surveillance occurred at the San Mateo County courthouse in 2009 and 2010. The FBI set up multiple concealed microphones around the courthouse at entrances as part of an investigation … Continue reading “FBI violated the Fourth Amendment while recording 214 hours of audio at a California courthouse, according to Federal Judge”

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  • Jul 15, 2016
  • Caleb Chen
  • Governments, News, Privacy,

Fourth Amendment Caucus defeats Patriot Act expansion in Congress

Days ago, the Fourth Amendment Caucus, a collection of 25 House Representatives, managed to block an expansion of the Patriot Act surveillance measures in Congress. HR 5606, unironically called the “Anti-Terrorism Information Sharing Is Strength Act” failed to attain a ⅔ supermajority and pass the floor. Edward Snowden famously told NBC in an interview that, “The … Continue reading “Fourth Amendment Caucus defeats Patriot Act expansion in Congress”

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