Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, June 22, 2018

In a 5-4 decision issued Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that if the government wants to collect a suspect's cell-site location information (CSLI) -- detailed, granular data that shows where a person is every few seconds -- it needs a warrant to do so. However, the court declined to overturn the controversial "third-party doctrine," the 1970s-era legal precedent that found there was no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in data collected by a third party, like a phone company. The third-party doctrine, which was created by two cases known as Smith and Miller, was the underpinning for the National Security Agency's Section 215 metadata program, which was exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden.

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It is about time.

#1 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-06-22 05:23 PM | Reply

Did not go far enough.

#2 | Posted by sawdust at 2018-06-22 06:47 PM | Reply

@ Comrade Snippy and Comrade Sawdust, but what if it was your Orange Fuhrer, and he urgently wanted to golf with you? Would that be OK?

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-06-22 06:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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