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First POST: Unwarranted

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, June 26 2014

The Supreme Court says "get a warrant"; how the Snowden Effect is leading to promised improvements in European privacy protections and a balkanized Internet; Sean Parker's Brigade attracts criticism for its male-heavy leadership team; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Power Shifts

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, June 3 2014

#ResetTheNet starts to gain momentum; how Facebook could tilt an election; #BringBackOurGirls gets banned in Nigeria; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Corruption, Shmorruption!

BY Micah L. Sifry | Wednesday, April 2 2014

The Supreme Court upends the rest of the campaign finance system; Mozilla's embattled CEO makes his case; peer-to-peer mobile bluetooth messaging service FireChat takes off in Taiwan; and much, much more. Read More

First POST: Kicking Off

BY Micah L. Sifry | Monday, March 3 2014

The latest from the Ukraine-Russia crisis, filtered through social media; PandoDaily's continued war on Pierre Omidyar and his First Look Media; how Twitter won the Oscar's; and much, much more. Read More

The Europe Roundup: More Protests and Halts to ACTA Ratifications

BY Antonella Napolitano | Tuesday, February 7 2012

Anti-ACTA protest, Slovenia. Photo: Šiško

In Europe, protests against the ratification of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement are not stopping, while some EU countries are instead halting the ratification of the treaty. In the UK, the Supreme Court is using Twitter to update on the Supreme Court's judgments in real time. Read More

Supreme Court Rules GPS Tracking Is a "Search," Requires a Warrant

BY Nick Judd | Monday, January 23 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled that the police must obtain a warrant before installing GPS-enabled tracking devices on the vehicles of criminal suspects. There's a good summary of the ruling over at the Washington Post. The top-line takeaway from the decision, made today, is that the Court has held that using a GPS device to track a vehicle constitutes a search in the Fourth Amendment sense of the word. Read More

New Legislation Would Mandate Cameras in Federal Courts

BY Miranda Neubauer | Wednesday, December 7 2011

The Senate Judiciary Subcommittee held a hearing yesterday on bipartisan legislation, introduced by Sens. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), that would require the Supreme Court to televise its ... Read More

Justices Breyer and Kennedy on the Law and the Tweeter

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 15 2011

Heh, an important public official says something dopey about Twitter, and this time doing the honors is Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer. "I have a tweeting thing," said Breyer when he was questioned as ... Read More

The Fate of Same-Sex Marriage, Live on the Internet Dec. 6

BY Nick Judd | Friday, December 3 2010

Next week, Proposition 8 will return to the federal Court of Appeals — and the airwaves. Last month, the panel of judges from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave consent to televise Dec. 6 oral arguments in ... Read More

Friday Night Oyezs

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, September 30 2010

Photo credit: Brandon Cirillo Big doings at the Supreme Court. Well, minor doings, but when it comes to the adoption of technologies in the high court, our scale shrinks. Read More