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More NSA News + 4A Violations At The Border

Discussion in 'Bits & Bytes' started by cmhbob, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

    I couldn't really split this into 2 posts, because they're from the same blog post. Peter over at Bayou Renaissance Man links to two semi-related issues. In one part, he talks about the NSA doing "Man In The Middle" attacks, posing as Google.In the other, he talks about 4th Amendment violations WRT searches of computers at the border. The case in question involves a friend of Bradley Manning. Authorities were tracking the friend, waited for him to cross the border, then seized his electronics without a warrant when he came back over, despite a 9th Circuit ruling against such searches.

    To quote Yackoff Smirnoff: "What a country!"

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  2. Arc

    Arc Full Member

    The all ways wrong Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. They will get it wrong no matter what they have to do to accomplish it. In this case they had to have a full court hearing of this matter because the Ninth Circuit's own three-judge panel that heard this case ruled that the government could search or seize the devices under existing law.

    The following dissent from the full court decision nails it:

    Judge Milan Smith said the ruling creates a morass for border inspections and amounts to, “leaving our borders open to electronically savvy terrorists and criminals who may hereafter carry their equipment and data across our borders with little fear of detection.”


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