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Social media warrants and the Fourth Amendment

It is no secret that law enforcement agencies now rely on social media as means of gathering information to charge individuals with crimes. But where do authorities draw the line between zealous investigations and privacy violations? Chances are that what they believe to be a “legal” search may violate an individual’s Fourth Amendment rights when it comes to searching private social media accounts.

What's the deal with Bitcoin and why is the IRS watching?

The Internal Revenue Service is coming after digital currency services and its users for information related to Bitcoin holdings. Bitcoin is a decentralized online crypto-currency. Its users are anonymous. This makes transactions tough to track, attracting the attention of government agencies like the IRS. Why? Because Bitcoin has been linked to criminal activity that law enforcement would like to stop.

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