Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Patriot Act News April 28, 2013

FBI searches landfill near UMass Dartmouth in Boston bombing probe With the Boston marathon bombing suspect in a prison hospital, investigators are pushing forward in the U.S. and abroad to piece together the myriad details of a plot that killed … Continue reading

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The Patriot Act – Legal Points and Analysis

The basic challenges to the Patriot Act are basically about violations of the Bill of Rights,  right to privacy clauses. In Griswald v. Connecticut  the US Supreme Court ruled that the right to privacy existed under several different amendments to … Continue reading

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Cyber Crime News April 26, 2013

Cyber crime: threat to economies The advent of the internet has contributed to globalisation. The downside is that it has been accompanied by a surge in cybercrimes, which pose a…

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Terrorism News April 22, 2013

Two arrested in alleged terror plot in Canada Canadian police and intelligence services arrested two suspects in Toronto on Monday and thwarted a “major terrorist attack” in Canada, media reported. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police scheduled a 3:30 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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Terrorism News April 21, 2013

Illinois man tried to join Al Qaeda-linked group, FBI says A suburban Chicago teenager has been arrested on terrorism-related charges and accused of seeking to join an Al Qaeda-affiliated group in war-torn Syria, the FBI announced Saturday. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi … Continue reading

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Terrorism NewsApril 20, 2013

Report: 3 in custody im New Bedford in connection to bombing suspect Neighbors say three have been arrested in New Bedford in connection with the Boston Bombing suspect. Unconfirmed if they are under arrest or taken into custody for questioning. … Continue reading

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Homeland Security News April 19, 2013

Cops detain 2 men, investigate suspicious car in Niagara Falls, N.Y. Police here say two men have been detained while officers, including the state’s bomb squad, continue to investigate a car with Massachusetts plates on Elmwood Ave. Supt. Bryan DalPorto … Continue reading

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The Patriot Act – Introduction – History – Opinion

The Patriot Act was made into law as a response to the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The then current AG gave congress one week to pass it in its entirety since more attacks were immediate and the … Continue reading

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Chart Comparing S. 1692 (current law) with H.R. 3845 (USA Patriot Amendments Act of 2009)

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Analysis of Specific USA PATRIOT Act Provisions

Pen Registers, the Internet and Carnivore Prior to the passage of the USA PATRIOT Act, the statute authorizing the use of “pen register” and “trap and trace” devices governed real time interception of “numbers dialed or otherwise transmitted on the … Continue reading

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