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DHS Reportedly Arrested Suspects Pinpointed with Purchased Location Data

Earlier this month, The Verge reported that the Department of Homeland Security purchased location data for an unspecified number of individuals in the US-Mexico border region. DHS reviewed a swath of historical location data for those whose data indicated they … Read more »

Border Warrant Exemption for Smartphone Search Under New Challenge in Newly Filed Lawsuit

This week, Ars Technica reported that a new lawsuit has been filed challenging the federal government’s practice of searching without warrants the digital devices of Americans entering or leaving the country. The suit takes aim at the dubious, though judicially Read more »

Report: New Homeland Security Policy Would Subject Millions of Immigrants and Naturalized Citizens to Digital Monitoring

In a policy change announced earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security seeks to expand its immigrant records database to incorporate the collection and storage of new information streams, including social media and other digital content. The new … Read more »

Senate and House Legislators Introduce Bill Mandating Warrants for Device Searches by Border Agents

Following a statement announcing his intention to pursue legislation to close a glaring loophole in Fourth Amendment protections during border crossings, Senator Ron Wyden has formally introduced legislation aimed at more tightly regulating searches of electronics conducted by CBP agents and other border … Read more »

Seeking Accountability for Spike in Phone Seizures, Civil Rights Group Files Suit Against CBP

UPDATE: A new piece by Mother Jones reports that, in response to CBP’s and the Department of Homeland Security’s failure to respond to requests for statistics on the searches the agencies conduct, Senator Ron Wyden has announced plans to file legislation that would require … Read more »

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