America’s laws governing digital and mobile surveillance are an unholy mess
IN FEBRUARY 1928 the Supreme Court heard the case of Roy Olmstead, whose conviction on bootlegging charges relied on evidence obtained by tapping his phones. Olmstead contended that this violated the fourth amendment, which protects against “unreasonable searches and seizures”. The court disagreed: it held that …
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