Tag: Fourth Amendment

Cell Phone Tracking Without Warrant Illegal, Rules Court

This week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit ruled that any data the government wants to gather off a cellphone must first be approved in full by a warrant before any officer of the law gets the opportunity to track valuable information. In a landmark decision this Wednesday in Miami, Judge […]

US Admits to Warrantless Wiretapping of Americans

The director of US National Intelligence James Clapper has confirmed that the United States has been exploiting a “backdoor” in national policy to commit warrantless surveillance on ordinary citizens for the past three years. In a letter to Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, Clapper insinuated that our government has been using a ruling handed down […]

US Federal Judge Rules NSA Surveillance Unconstitutional

And so the uphill battle begins. Earlier today a US federal judge ordered the NSA to stop its surveillance efforts of 300 million American and UK citizens, and demanded they destroy the records collected on all of them in the past several years. US District Court Judge Richard Leon has officially declared the blanket, dragnet-style […]