Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Privacy

Submission + - Supreme Court Approves Warrantless Home Searches (nytimes.com) 1

An anonymous reader writes: The New York Times reports that the Supreme Court has ruled, by a vote of 8 to 1, that police may enter a home and collect evidence even without a warrant, if after knocking on the door and announcing themselves they "hear evidence being destroyed." Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg , who cast the lone dissenting vote, mused: "How 'secure' do our homes remain if police, armed with no warrant, can pound on doors at will and, on hearing sounds indicative of things moving, forcibly enter and search for evidence of unlawful activity?"
Government

Submission + - FBI: If We Told You, You Might Sue Us (aclu.org)

Gunkerty Jeb writes: So these guys over at the ACLU filed a Freedom of Information Act with the FBI regarding the interpretation and implementation of the FISA Amendments Act. Last November, the government released a few hundred heavily redacted documents.
Despite redactions, the documents confirmed that the government had interpreted the statute in as broad a sense as we were afraid they might, and that the government had repeatedly violated the few limitations that the statute actually imposed. No real surprise there.
However, that is not the point. The real point is that the documents reveal that the government doesn't want you to know whether your internet or phone company is cooperating with their surveillance program not out of concern for national security, but rather for fear we may become upset and file lawsuits asserting our constitutional rights.

Slashdot Top Deals

If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.

Working...