Supreme Court Rules a Warrant is Needed for Cell Phone Location Tracking Data

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppThis Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the government generally needs a warrant if it wants to use cell phone data to track someone’s location. This ruling is a win for privacy advocates. In this situation, the government is obtaining information about you from a third party, your cell phone company. The Department of Justice, the losers of this ruling, argue that a person’s privacy rights are lessened when information is voluntarily shared with someone else (a third party). To some, in this case,…

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20-year-old Rapper XXXTentacion Shot to Death

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppHip-hop’s rising star, XXXTentacion died unexpectedly at the age of 20. The rapper was shot on Monday afternoon in South Florida. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office confirmed via Twitter that the rapper (formally named Jahseh Onofroy) was pronounced dead after being taken to a local hospital. #BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead. — Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018 According to TMZ, who first broke the story, the rapper and Florida native was leaving a motorsports store…

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Harvard University Faces Court Case For Alleged Discrimination Against Asian-Americans

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOne of the most prestigious American universities is now facing a legal battle against Asian-American applicants. The Students for Fair Admissions accused Harvard University of lowering the rankings of Asian-Americans. Racial balancing, the practice that Harvard University uses, formulates acceptance percentages which include applicants’ ethnic backgrounds. Harvard has stated that their admission process is indeed legal. They also stated their university “does not discriminate against applicants from any group, including Asian-Americans, whose rate of admission has grown 29 percent over the last decade.” However, Edward…

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New York City’s Housing Authority accused of lying for years about improper public living conditions

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Monday, federal prosecutors charged the New York City’s Housing Authority managers with claims of lying about lead poisoning numbers at their largest public housing agency. U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York Geoffrey Berman filed the complaints in the Manhattan District Court and afterward required for the city to use 2.2$ billion to fix the mistakes. The claims accuse the managers of having reported lower numbers of children poisoned by lead paint than accurate. They were exposed to the paint after it peeled,…

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U.S. sanctions Russian individuals and companies after intelligence and military cyber-attacks

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Reddit WhatsAppOn Monday, three Russian individuals and five companies were sanctioned after confirming that they had worked on cyber-attacks to the U.S. and its allies. They had worked with Moscow’s military and intelligence services and were penalized by the U.S. Treasury. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a press conference where he explained in detail the recent procedures by his department. He stated: “The United States is engaged in an ongoing effort to counter malicious actors working at the behest of the Russian Federation and its military…

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