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Dustin Volz / Reuters:
US appeals court rules no warrant needed for cellphone location data, overturning a divided 2015 opinion   —  Police do not need a warrant to obtain a person's cellphone location data held by wireless carriers, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday, dealing a setback to privacy advocates.
May 31, 2016, 2:55 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Senators introduce bill to block rule that would allow judges to issue search warrants for remote access to computers in any jurisdiction   —  A small group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill Thursday that would block a pending judicial rule change allowing U.S. judges to issue search warrants …
May 19, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Supreme Court approves change that will allow US judges to issue search warrants for computers located in any jurisdiction   —  U.S. high court approves rule change to expand FBI hacking power  —  The Supreme Court on Thursday approved a rule change that would allow U.S. judges …
Apr 29, 2016, 1:55 AMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Email Privacy Act unanimously passes House, requiring a warrant before asking companies to hand over emails, heads to Senate with strong bipartisan support   —  Email privacy bill unanimously passes U.S. House  —  The U.S. House of Representatives voted unanimously on Wednesday …
Apr 27, 2016, 5:00 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Apple refused China's request for source code within last two years, said Apple's top lawyer Bruce Sewell in congressional hearing   —  Apple refused China request for source code in last two years: lawyer  —  Apple has been asked by Chinese authorities within the last two years to hand …
Apr 19, 2016, 1:20 PMIn context
Reuters:
Apple opposes unlocking iPhone in Brooklyn drug case, saying the government has not proven its help is necessary   —  Apple opposes U.S. appeal over iPhone in New York drug case  —  Apple Inc argued on Friday that the U.S. Justice Department had failed to substantiate that it needed …
Apr 15, 2016, 7:40 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
Reddit deletes surveillance ‘warrant canary’ in transparency report   —  Social networking forum reddit on Thursday removed a section from its site used to tacitly inform users it had never received a certain type of U.S. government surveillance request, suggesting the platform is now being asked …
Mar 31, 2016, 7:50 PMIn context
Reuters:
Sources: tech companies may face civil penalties like contempt of court for withholding encrypted data in new Burr-Feinstein bill   —  Senators close to finishing encryption penalties legislation: sources  —  Technology companies could face civil penalties for refusing to comply with court orders …
Mar 9, 2016, 6:15 PMIn context
Dustin Volz / Reuters:
NSA to shut down bulk phone surveillance program by Sunday   —  The U.S. National Security Agency will end its daily vacuuming of millions of Americans' phone records by Sunday and replace the practice with more tightly targeted surveillance methods, the Obama administration said on Friday.
Nov 28, 2015, 11:25 AMIn context

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