Judge Refused Email SnoopsAdded: Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
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A US federal magistrate judge has recently denied a government warrant request to search someone’s mac.com e-mail address. The industry observers were surprised because the judges usually allow the government to spy on everyone.
It was explained that the case in question involved alleged corruption and conspiracy by a defense contractor. However, the judge said that the government had been submitting overly broad warrants while failing to make any effort to balance the law enforcement interests against the expectation of privacy that people normally have in their communications.
Apparently, federal authorities required the judge to grant the warrant request asking for “all records or other data stored by a person using each account: including address books, contact and buddy lists, pictures, and files”, along with logged IP addresses, billing details, and so on. In response, the judge pointed out that although the government was after e-mails from December to the present, nothing explicitly requested that Apple gives the government any e-mails.
The judge believes that this confusion was caused by poor drafting, but he promised to allow the police to take anything they like. The judge thought that the government was using language that could confuse Apple – and the latter has the job to work out what data must be given to the government in the hope of clarifying the situation.
Finally, the judge said that the court shouldn’t be placed in the position of compelling the tech giant to work out what the government actually wants to find. So, until this application is clarified, it will be denied in court.
March 26th,2014Posted by:
Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
|I think the Judge needs to read Apples own TOS which states that any and all emails and stored data including encrypted emails will be handed over to authorities upon request.|
|posted by (2014-03-27 05:47:13)|
|1) - Omg hope that's not true for apple and omg a judge telling the witch hunters they need to focus ? ?|
|Phew! hope that judge keeps looking behind him and they are probably looking into his accounts and private emails as we speak.|
|posted by (2014-03-27 13:54:38)|
|sooooo normal person gets all their data turned over, bob's your uncle....defense contractor....... nonono too vague get another one done|
|finally a judge with balls to stand up again the feds.||
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