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Judge Ruled - NSA Telephone Metadata Collection violates the Fourth Amendment

Judge Ruled - NSA Telephone Metadata Collection violates the Fourth Amendment

December 17, 2013Wang Wei
Big and Good news for all of us. A federal court judge ' Richard J. Leon ' said that he believes, US National Security Agency's (NSA) controversial practice of routinely collecting the telephone records of millions of Americans likely violates the 4th Amendment and is unconstitutional, even though the FISA court approved it. Earlier in 2013, a conservative Legal Activist Larry Klayman filed a lawsuit against the US government, alleging that NSA's massive telephone surveillance program violates the " reasonable expectation of privacy, free speech and association, right to be free of unreasonable searches and seizures and due process rights. " NYTimes reported that last Monday in the decision, Judge has ordered [  Case:  Klayman v. Obama (13-851)  PDF File  ] the NSA to stop collecting U.S. Citizen's Telephone records, and to destroy the files it already holds. This was the first major court ruling about NSA' so-called metadata counter terrorism program after
Federal Judge ruled at Child pornography case, 'Your Peer-to-Peer file sharing data is not a private matter'

Federal Judge ruled at Child pornography case, 'Your Peer-to-Peer file sharing data is not a private matter'

November 13, 2013Mohit Kumar
Today computer telecommunications have become one of the most prevalent techniques used by pedophiles to share illegal photographic images of minors and to lure children into illicit sexual relationships. The Internet has dramatically increased the access of the preferential sex offenders to the population they seek to victimize and provides them greater access to a community of people who validate their sexual preferences. The Fourth Amendment is the most implicated and litigated portion of the Constitution. Courts are increasingly confronting the problems associated with adapting Fourth Amendment principles to modern technology. If you think that your peer-to-peer file sharing can be kept under wraps, then please think again. A federal judge ' Christina Reiss ' in Vermont has ruled that there should be no expectation of privacy for data shared across peer-to-peer file-sharing services. In a Child pornography case, three defendants argued that information gained
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