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In a first, appeals court raises privacy questions over government searches for Americans’ emails

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The government’s warrantless collection of emails and other Internet data for national security purposes is lawful, but searching that information for Americans’ communications raises constitutional privacy questions, a federal appeals court in New York ruled Wednesday. At issue is an ...

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Can Amazon Echo help solve a murder?

When police responded to a home in Bentonville, Arkansas, one Sunday morning in November 2015, they discovered Victor Collins’ dead body in the backyard. Police records describe a grim scene: Collins’ body was floating face up in a hot tub, ...

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Sports becoming high-tech business

Mardana Lamy works the CLEAR Lane to help attendees with an expedited security clearance before going into a Miami Heat basketball game at the American Airlines Arena in Miami on Nov. 28, 2016. (Bloomberg photo by Scott McIntyre)

Lazaro Torres, a die-hard Miami Heat fan, was scurrying to reach his seat before tip-off one night last month when he hit an all-too-common roadblock: Two dozen fans stirring impatiently in the security-check line. Not a problem. He slid into ...

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Court limits privacy of teacher pension records

ALBANY (AP) — New York’s highest court said the names and benefits of retired teachers in public pension plans should be made public. The Court of Appeals said state law exempts from public disclosure only the home addresses, not the ...

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Court: Computer searches can threaten privacy

NEW YORK — A New York federal appeals court says authorities may have gone too far in their search of an ex-convict’s computer. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the statement in a ruling Tuesday casting doubt on ...

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Cell phone tracking doesn’t violate privacy

Cell phone users can reasonably expect their conversations to be private, but not necessarily the location of their phones. Monroe County Court Judge John L. DeMarco, in a decision issued Friday in People v. Moorer (Index No. 2011-1096), ruled that ...

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Google agrees to record $22.5M fine on privacy

SAN FRANCISCO — Google is paying a record $22.5 million fine to settle allegations that it broke a privacy promise by secretly tracking millions of Web surfers who use Apple’s Safari browser. The penalty announced Thursday by the Federal Trade ...

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Privacy concerns raised in GPS case

During oral arguments earlier this month in a case questioning the limits of police officers’ warrantless use of GPS technology to track suspects’ movements, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court expressed serious concerns about the privacy implications of using ...

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