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"Supreme Court opens door for more privacy intrusion," by Greta Forslund, Arizona Capitol Times, January 14, 2021
"Judges Grapple With Phone, Laptop Searches at US Customs," by Thomas F. Harrison, Courthouse News Service, January 05, 2021
"Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects' alibis," by Olivia Solon, NBC News, December 28, 2020
"Facial Recognition Technology Cited in False Arrest Case," by Crime and Justice News, The Crime Report, December 30, 2020
"Another Arrest, and Jail Time, Due to a Bad Facial Recognition Match," by Kashmir Hill, New York Times, December 29, 2020
"The year we gave up on privacy," by Sara Morrison, Recode by Vox, December 23, 2020
"Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules police officers can no longer search vehicles without a warrant," by Daniel Graziano, Jurist, December 23, 2020
"Powerful Mobile Phone Surveillance Tool Operates in Obscurity Across the Country," by Sam Richards, The Intercept, December 23, 2020
"Is Your Phone Safe? The Dangers of Police Access to Private Digital Data," by Christa Miller, The Crime Report, December 23, 2020
"'Van Buren v. United States': ‘Unauthorized Access’ in the Virtual World of Expanding Federal Criminal Liability," by Peter A. Crusco, New York Law Journal, December 21, 2020
"A Fourth Amendment Mistake the Supreme Court Should Fix," by Damon Root, Reason, December 18, 2020
"Schools are using FBI hacking tools to access students' phones," by Isaiah Mayersen, Techspot, December 12, 2020
"Virginia Gov. Northam Signs 'Breonna's Law' Banning No-Knock Warrants," by Danielle Cheslow, NPR, December 08, 2020
"EFF Urges Federal Appeals Court to Rehear Case Involving Unconstitutional Baltimore Aerial Surveillance Program," by Nathaniel Sobel, Electronic Frontier Foundation, November 30, 2020
"A surprising number of government agencies buy cellphone location data. Lawmakers want to know why.," by Sara Morrison, Recode by Vox, December 02, 2020