The U.S. House of Representatives appears to have a reached a compromise on a bill that would limit when the FBI can collect records on Americans’ internet browsing histories without a judge’s warrant.
A federal judge drastically scaled back a Justice Department warrant seeking digital data about visitors to an anti-Trump website that helped organize protests against the president.
The number of cell phones turned over to demanding Border Patrol agents has nearly tripled from 2015 to 2016.
By Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com A deputy U.S. marshal was shot and killed Friday evening while while trying to serve an arrest warrant in south Georgia. Patrick Carothers, 53, entered a house near Ludowici to arrest Dontrell Montese Carter when the suspect opened fire and hit the officer twice, according to the U.S. Marshal Service. Carothers,…
Without a warrant, the FBI is permitted to use secretive surveillance to obtain journalist’ phone records with the approval of two government officials.
Privacy in electronic communications stands in a precarious position, and the U.S. Senate this week might take another shot at knocking it off its perch.
By Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com The 19-year-old man who killed himself after shooting an FBI agent was wanted for Denver-area bank robberies, the Denver Post reports. The man, Jesus Emmanuel Avila, was known as the “Longhorn Bandit” and was wanted in about a half dozen Denver-area robberies. At the time of the shooting, FBI agents were…
By Steve Neavling ticklethewire.com Robert Durst, the millionaire real-estate heir who was the subject of a popular TV show, was subjected to an illegal FBI search before he was arrested on murder charges, his attorney said this week. The Boston Herald reports that the FBI “rummaged” through the 71-year-old man’s hotel room without a proper…