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On September 2, 2013 By Brooke McLeod January 14, 2015
In the past year we have learned that the NSA collects information about our phone calls without using a warrant. We have also discovered that the FBI may be asking phone companies to track our calls, that camera-carrying drones are becoming more popular with businesses–and with teenagers who may use them to peer through each [...]Continue Reading →
On September 28, 2011 By Stephen Josey January 26, 2014
In the upcoming October term, the Supreme Court will weigh in on the issue of whether police may use GPS tracking devices to watch over the movements of suspected criminals without first obtaining a warrant, or whether such activity violates an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights. Currently, the Seventh and [...]Continue Reading →
Every day you hear more reasons to be careful about posting personal or inappropriate information on the Internet because it lasts forever, you never know who might see it, and on and on. People often worry about the professional implications of their Internet activity, but now there is more reason to worry about personal safety.
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On January 19, 2009, Lauren Rosenberg was walking along a section of Utah State Route 224 when she was hit and injured by a driver. Predictably, Rosenberg is suing the driver in tort. Less predictably, she’s also suing Google. How is Google involved, you ask? Well, Rosenberg claims that she wouldn’t [...]Continue Reading →
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Sprint providing law enforcement with subscribers GPS information.
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The countdown to Census 2010 is upon us, but is the U.S. Census Bureau satisfied with the progress of its quest to go high-tech?
The U.S. Census Bureau is charged with assessing the U.S. population and demographics every 10 years, and the next assessment will occur in 2010. In preparation, 140,000 [...]Continue Reading →
On September 19, 2008 By JETLaw September 19, 2008
For those who only drive fifteen minutes a day and wish they could pay a lower auto insurance rate, Progressive Casualty Insurance Company may have come up with a solution. Progressive’s MyRate plan, which is now available in seven states, utilizes technology to pro-rate an individual by his or her driving habits. Unfortunately, those [...]Continue Reading →
On August 20, 2008 By JETLaw August 20, 2008
In 1999, police in Washington State acted on a hunch and attached a GPS unit to a murder suspect’s car. Hoping that the suspect would lead them to the crime scene, the investigators monitored his activities and apprehended him when he returned to the place where he had buried his victim. While the Washington [...]Continue Reading →
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