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NSA phone spying illegal, judge rules

...could also justify storing in bulk metadata associated with Americans' financial records, medical records and electronic communications, including email and social media information.An opinion written by Circuit Judge Gerald Lynch said Congress...
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The knife of social media

...states include cyberbullying in their definition of harassment, according to the Harvard study on bullying.Electronic communications which threaten or intimidate and are directed at minors are considered illegal, as are harassing telephone...
My Turn: Fracking: Poster child for the corporate welfare state

...nauseam. I have another couple of them right here.First, an article in Monthly Review (Lauren Regan, "Electronic Communications Surveillance," July/August) describes the revolving door of personnel between federal law enforcement and...
Legislative News in Brief

...activity, our citizens' phone records are relentlessly seized by the NSA's unconstitutional program."The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 prohibits telephone companies from sharing consumer data, except in special circumstances...
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Outside editorial: Congress should update electronic privacy laws

...States. That's the year Congress passed the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, establishing the standards in...for government access to e-mail and other electronic communications in criminal investigations. The law has been...
Judge in Palin hacking case upholds warrants

...court district. Yahoo is located in Sunnyvale, Calif. Prosecutors said the warrants were proper under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. Shirley said in the decision that in 2001 a change in federal law granted such authority to a...
The death of snail mail in an electronic world

...shut down by next summer.The Postal Service's financial problems go beyond its pension fund requirements. Electronic communications options - online banking, bill paying, shopping and other services - have caused the volume of postal mail...
This is the 21st century

...department and on which they have priority, they can respond sooner to any point in the state. The state's electronic communications have been improved, saving more than $200,000 a year alone with a new Internet law library - the first in...
Nationwide vigil draws a small crowd to protest Bush policies

...One issue of the debate is how the government should acquire warrants, or not acquire warrants, to monitor electronic communications from abroad to the United States. Ruedrich said some of the calls from potential enemies happen too quickly...
My turn: Five senators worked to improve Patriot Act

...haven for terrorists. Toward that end, our language allows the FBI to use a National Security Letter to obtain electronic communications transactional information from a library's Internet service provider, but not from the library itself, unless...


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