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A court ruled it was legal for guards to strip search female inmates and force them to remove their tampons in front of male officers for a ‘training exercise’

A federal court ruled that it was legal for Illinois guards to strip-search female inmates in full view of male correctional officers, male and female cadets, and civilians for a “training exercise.” The judges ruled 2-1 after hearing that the women were forced to remove their tampons while guards called […]
A court ruled it was legal for guards to strip search female inmates and force them to remove their tampons in front of male officers for a ‘training exercise’
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The Government Can Search Your Bags AND Your Digital Files When You Cross The US Border

[credit provider=”kiwithing via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kiwisaotome/5080593410/sizes/z/in/photostream/”] People were upset when the TSA brought full-body scanners to airports, but now the government says it can turn on your computer and look through your files when you cross the U.S. border, Ars Technica reports.Border patrol agents can search travellers’ laptops without a warrant […]
The Government Can Search Your Bags AND Your Digital Files When You Cross The US Border
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Guy’s Fight With The TSA Over ‘Magic-Marker Protest’ Will Likely Go To Trial

[credit provider=”Wired” url=”http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2013/01/4th-amendment-chest-trial/”] A young Virginia man who says the TSA wrongfully detained him for writing part of the Fourth Amendment on his chest in magic marker will probably get his day in court, Wired reports.Aaron Tobey claims in his lawsuit that the TSA at Richmond International Airport unlawfully detained […]
Guy’s Fight With The TSA Over ‘Magic-Marker Protest’ Will Likely Go To Trial
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Two Supreme Court Cases About Dogs May Profoundly Impact Americans’ Privacy

[credit provider=”Flickr/West Midlands Police” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/westmidlandspolice/7408063408/”] On Oct. 31, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases from Florida about drug-sniffing dogs that will either affirm or weaken the constitutional privacy rights of Americans.Rulings favourable to the government would allow law enforcement to conduct warrantless searches and surveillance on an even more […]
Two Supreme Court Cases About Dogs May Profoundly Impact Americans’ Privacy
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There Was A Secret Ruling Against The NSA For Spying On Americans

[credit provider=”Gary Nichols via U.S. Military” url=”http://www.dvidshub.net/image/136888/foreign-language-training#.UELMI9CXR_4″] The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is suing the Justice Department for details of last month’s ruling by a secretive U.S. court that National Security Agency’s domestic spying program violated the U.S. Constitution, Jon Brodkin of arstechnica reports.The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) found that “on at […]
There Was A Secret Ruling Against The NSA For Spying On Americans
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The Government Has Issued Secret Court Orders Targeting WikiLeaks Email

[credit provider=”wikipedia commons”] In its pursuit of WikiLeaks, the U.S. government issued secret court orders requiring Google and Sonic.net Inc. to hand over information on the email accounts of WikiLeaks volunteer Jacob Appelbaum.Appelbaum, 28, is a computer scientist employed by the University of Washington and though he was dubbed ‘The […]
The Government Has Issued Secret Court Orders Targeting WikiLeaks Email