Judge chastises DOJ attempt to collect info on Inauguration Day protesters

Judge chastises DOJ attempt to collect info on Inauguration Day protesters

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The Superior Court of Washington, D.C. handed another win to digital privacy advocates earlier this week, chiding the Department of Justice along the way.

Chief Judge Robert Morin set more limitations on the DOJ’s attempt to vacuum up a trove of information about visitors to disruptj20.org, a site used to plan protests on the day President Donald Trump was inaugurated. The DOJ has accused the people behind the site of planning a riot.

The DOJ initially sought 1.3 million IP addresses of people who had visited disruptj20.org, demanding the information from the company that hosted the website, DreamHost. When DreamHost spoke up, the DOJ shrank its warrant down to the people behind the website.  Read more…

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Source: Mashable | Judge chastises DOJ attempt to collect info on Inauguration Day protesters

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