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In Depth Review: New NSA Documents Expose How Americans Can Be Spied On Without A Warrant

Kurt Opsahl and Trevor Timm | Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) | June 21, 2013

The Guardian published a new batch of secret leaked FISA court and NSA documents yesterday, which detail the particulars of how government has been accessing Americans’ emails without a warrant, in violation of the Constitution. [...] Read More »

Lawsuit Says IRS Illegally Seized 60 Million Health Records

Bob Brewin | Nextgov | May 15, 2013

A lawsuit filed in California accuses the Internal Revenue Service of illegal seizure of 60 million electronic health care records belonging to 10 million Americans. Read More »

Megupload User To Court: Hold Government Accountable

Julie Samuels | Electronif Frontier Foundation | October 30, 2012

It’s been almost a year since Kyle Goodwin lost access to the lawful property that he stored on Megaupload. EFF, on his behalf, has asked the Court to order his data returned, and, more recently, has also asked the Court to unseal the confidential search warrants surrounding the third-party data at issue.  And it appears Mr. Goodwin is making some headway... Read More »

Secret Service Interviewed Aaron Swartz's Friends About Guerilla Open Access Manifesto

Mike Masnick | Techdirt | August 13, 2013

For a while it has been stated, without direct evidence, that part of the reason why the feds were so focused on Aaron Swartz was because of the now infamous Guerilla Open Access Manifesto, which Aaron Swartz had posted online years ago [...]. Read More »

What Will Happen If The Feds Get Warrantless Access To Phone Location Data

Christopher Mims | The Atlantic | September 6, 2012

On Tuesday prosecutors for the Obama administration argued that records of location data gathered by cell-phone companies should be available to law enforcement even when no search warrant has previously been issued by a judge. Read More »

When It's At The Border, Your Data Is Fair Game — Even On Your Laptop

Philip Bump | The Atlantic Wire | September 10, 2013

Americans are protected from warrantless search in America — but not at the nation's borders. The imaginary line separating the United States from the rest of the world has become a critical demarcation for the privacy of the country's citizens, as new documents from the ACLU and the ongoing Snowden leaks make clear. Read More »

When Will Our Email Betray Us? An Email Privacy Primer In Light Of The Petraeus Saga

Hanni Fakhoury, Kurt Opsahl, and Rainey Reitman | Electronic Frontier Foundation | November 14, 2012

The unfolding scandal that led to the resignation of Gen. David Petraeus, the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, started with some purportedly harassing emails. [...] After the FBI kicked its investigation into high gear, it identified the sender as Paula Broadwell. [...] We've received a lot of questions about how this works—what legal process the FBI needs to conduct its email investigation. The short answer? It's complicated. Read More »