How Your Private Emails Can Be Used Against You in Court
A cybersecurity scholar argues that the power to subpoena information that consumers have stored in the cloud is overly broad.
"The Court’s decision in [United States vs. Antoine] Jones could have a significant impact on everyone’s privacy because most of us are carrying a tracking device everyday: our cell phone."
The ACLU, on the Supreme Court’s decision to consider whether GPS tracking without a warrant is unconstitutional. Next term, the high court will weigh a Justice Department appeal of a court ruling that threw out the life sentence of a Washington, D.C., man who was convicted of distributing cocaine. Police reportedly tracked Jones’ movements for a month using a GPS tracking device they planted on his car — something the federal appeals court in Washington ruled was a violation of the Fourth Amendment. The DOJ contends GPS tracking on public streets is critical for law-enforcement investigations.
Despite All the Attention, LulzSec Hackers Failed
But did LulzSec’s “message” get through? I’d have to say no. The Arizona hack seemed the deadly serious exception to the rule, in a series of incidents that for the most part amounted to annoyances for all concerned. In the span of 50 days, LulzSec proved it was neither original, nor technically adept, nor intellectually focused enough to be motivated by anything that approached a coherent ideology. The available evidence suggests the group’s members were a bunch of misguided young people with too much time on their hands and precious few constructive outlets for their considerable energy.