Sep 222021
 September 22, 2021  Posted by  Breaches, Court, Featured News, Online, Surveillance

Alaina Lancaster reports:

A federal appeals court found that law enforcement violated a Google user’s constitutional rights when it opened email attachments the platform flagged as child pornography through an automated system.

The ruling comes as Apple Inc. faced backlash from privacy advocates in August after announcing a feature that scans photos on its devices for child sexual abuse materials.

In an opinion Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit turned back the government’s arguments that its search of the email attachments qualified for an exception under the Fourth Amendment.

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  One Response to “9th Circuit: Police Violated Google Users’ Privacy Rights After Automated Email Scan Detected Child Pornography”

  1. This case is really about the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and how they spy on Google users emails. Why anyone would still use Google is a mystery to me.

    Google/NCMEC scan everyone’s email for child porn, and it just got a man arrested

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