Just how private are the contents of your cellphone?
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From the time the government began using full-body imaging four years ago, there have been strong protests that the technology invades personal privacy.
To get an FBI agent’s perspective on the issue, we needed to look no further than the Center’s director of security, Sherman Hopkins, whose FBI career spanned 22 years.
If police are outside a house, and they can smell burning marijuana and hear the sounds of evidence being destroyed, are they allowed to enter without a warrant? Not quite sure? That’s alright, it’s a tricky issue. On the one hand, the police have reasonable suspicion that a crime is being committed. But on the […]
For example, the case of Brandon Mayfield, a law-abiding citizen from Oregon who was linked by shoddy FBI lab work to the 2004 Madrid train bombings and was jailed until Spanish authorities identified the real terrorists.