Politics

Big Brother is Watching You

11th Circuit Court: Police Need a Warrant for Cell Phone Location Tracking

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The Eleventh Circuit created a circuit split on Wednesday on whether the Fourth Amendment protects historical cell-site information. Last year, the Fifth Circuit held that it doesn’t; today the Eleventh Circuit held that it does. The Eleventh Circuit’s opinion is premised on the idea that some facts are inherently private. If the government learns those […]

United States Court of Appeals

Court Upholds Right to Record Police Traffic Stops

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A Federal appellate court recently upheld the constitutional right to record police traffic stops, which allowed a lawsuit against several New Hampshire police officers to proceed. The court case stemmed from an event on the evening of March 24, 2010. Former Weare, NH police sergeant Joseph Kelley pulled over a motorist, and Carla Gericke attempted to […]

Facebook

Facebook’s ‘I’m a Voter’ Feature is Going Global

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When Americans voted to renew President Barack Obama’s lease on the White House in November 2012, more than 9 million citizens took to Facebook to click the “I’m a Voter” button, showing their online friends that they had cast a ballot. The social media site plans to offer versions of the feature around the world […]

Bitcoin

You Can Now Donate to Political Parties in Bitcoin

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The U.S. Federal Election Committee said on Thursday that the virtual currency, bitcoin, could be used for donations to political action committees under certain conditions. In a unanimous vote, the FEC, which enforces U.S. campaign finance laws, said a political committee could accept donations in bitcoins up to an individual limit of $100 for each […]