Ubergizmo: US Federal Court Rules That Suspicionless Phone Searches At The Border Is Illegal

Ubergizmo: US Federal Court Rules That Suspicionless Phone Searches At The Border Is Illegal. “As some of you might have heard, it seems that people wanting to get a visa to the US will need to hand over social media information. In some cases, some visitors to the US have even had their phones and electronic devices searched at the border, which some believe is a violation of a person’s privacy.”

TechCrunch: NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018

TechCrunch: NSA says warrantless searches of Americans’ data rose in 2018. “The intelligence community’s annual transparency report revealed a spike in the number of warrantless searches of Americans’ data in 2018. The data, published Tuesday by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), revealed a 28 percent rise in the number of targeted search terms used to query massive databases of collected Americans’ communications.”