The passing of an anniversary has privacy and security advocates both reflecting and looking forward this month.
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On January 27, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens. The committee’s report laid the groundwork for today’s controversy over NSA surveillance programs.
You may not know who Dollree “Dolly” Mapp was, but it was her case in 1961 that opened up a new era of due process rights for American citizens.
Can a police officer call in a canine officer after you’ve received a traffic ticket, to check your car for an illegal substance? The Supreme Court will settle part of that issue in an upcoming case.
Imagine opening your mailbox to find a note that reads, “Show all mail to [supervisor] for copying prior to going out on the street.” Last year, one man did just that, leading to the discovery of secret surveillance programs for U.S. snail mail.