Case tests limits of post-Snowden privacy

Posted on AllSides July 31st, 2014
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Eighteenth-century rights clash with 21st-century computer technologies Thursday, when a court hears an appeal from Microsoft against a warrant it says tramples the Fourth Amendment.
The case — in which Microsoft is resisting a U.S. warrant to turn over computer files stored in Ireland wanted by feds for a drug probe here at home — is being dubbed the “Fort Sumter of privacy,” by one former prosecutor. After being considered by a New York federal judge, legal experts say the case could ultimately make its way to a federal...

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