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2014-08-05 04:21:05

Americans are more sensitive when it comes to searches of their personal electronics than other personal effects NEW YORK, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The right to privacy (or lack thereof) and the protection from unreasonable searches have been under increased discussion over the past year, triggered, in part, by revelations of widespread NSA surveillance practices. While online privacy has been the latest front in this battle, Americans continue to have widely diverse opinions on what...

Supreme Court Rules Warrants Mandatory For Cell Phone Searches
2014-06-25 11:25:06

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe online The Supreme Court handed down a single ruling after having heard two separate cases dealing with the issue of expectation of privacy as it pertains to one's cell phone or personal electronic device. In a nearly unanimous decision, Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that searches of digital devices for information does not share commensurate status with searches performed by law enforcement for contraband after having made an arrest. In...

Microsoft Challenges US Warrant To Disclose Email Stored Abroad
2014-06-11 12:53:59

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Tuesday the New York Times reported Microsoft had challenged the authority of federal prosecutors in the United States to force it to hand over customer emails that were stored in an Ireland data center. This is reportedly the first time a corporation has challenged a domestic search warrant seeking information that was stored overseas. The case has attracted attention from privacy groups and other American-based technology companies....

2013-11-19 16:44:26

University of Cincinnati research compares practices used by fashion industry casting directors to the New York City Police Department's controversial stop-and-frisk program. New York City fashion scouts and police officers often rely on a well-honed gut instinct to help make critical judgments of total strangers. One group hunts beauty; the other, criminality – all in the same concrete jungle. But these apparently disparate groups of expert evaluators actually have a lot in...

Police Need Warrant To Attach GPS To Cars
2013-10-23 13:36:25

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has ruled law enforcement officials must first obtain a warrant before they can attach a GPS device to a suspect’s car. This ruling marks the conclusion of a case in which police officers attached a magnetic tracking device to the car of a trio of brothers who they suspected had broken into pharmacies in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The officers then tracked their car to a RiteAid...

2013-06-06 23:25:12

The U.S. Supreme Court case of Missouri v. McNeely decided that nonconsensual and warrantless blood draws could not usually be conducted, even in the case of a suspected drunk driver. California DUI defense lawyer James Knox of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP applauds this victory for constitutional rights. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 The U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in Missouri v. McNeely (No. 11—1425) on April 17, 2013. The justices decided that police should not be...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.