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Why Police In The US Need A Warrant To Track Mobile Phone Location Records

Why Police In The US Need A Warrant To Track Mobile Phone Location Records

Across the United States, a vigorous debate is taking place in federal and state courthouses about how privacy protections should apply to modern technologies. One of the most spirited issues in this debate is whether the Fourth Amendment requires law enforcement to get a warrant to track a person’s location…

Why You Can’t Blame Bitcoin For Silk Road Shadiness

Why You Can’t Blame Bitcoin For Silk Road Shadiness

The man alleged to be “Dread Pirate Roberts,” the founder and operator of the Silk Road — an online marketplace where bitcoins were traded for a range of goods and services, including drugs — was arrested by the FBI in San Francisco Wednesday. The criminal complaint, released today, provides many…