December 17, 2014

PRIVACY: Cops illegally nailed webcam to utility pole for 6 weeks to spy on house. “The Justice Department contended that the webcam, with pan-and-zoom capabilities that were operated from afar—was no different from a police officer’s observation from the public right-of-way. . . . US District Judge Edward Shea disagreed and ruled (PDF) that a warrant was necessary to spy on Leonel Vargas via a webcam controlled by local police.”

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