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The Future Of The Drug War: Pot Breathalyzers

Among the growing acceptance and legalization of marijuana in states across the country, expect the drug warriors to not go down without a fight. Police are already searching and confiscating food in many states under the auspices of combating THC-infused edibles, but as companies compete to be the first to develop handheld breathalyzers that can detect pot, wide adoption by ...

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Federal Court Rules No Warrant Needed To Obtain Cellphone Location Data

Law enforcement agencies do not require a warrant to obtain individuals’ near-real-time cellphone location data, a federal court has ruled. Most Americans are familiar with the invasive surveillance tactics used by the NSA. According to the Washington Post, the agency gathers “nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” This includes the collection of ...

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Uber Under Federal Investigation For Evading Regulators

A criminal investigation into the multinational ride sharing company Uber has been launched by the U.S. Department of Justice. According to Reuters, two sources familiar with the probe said it concerns the use of a software tool the company used to help drivers evade transportation regulators, called “Greyball.” Following a New York Times article that revealed the software’s existence in March, Uber promptly ...

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