Texas Court of Criminal Appeals: No Post-Arrest Cell Phone Searches Without Warrants

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, which is the state supreme court for criminal cases, issued its long-awaited ruling in Texas v. Granville today.  The wait was well worth it.  The CCA ruled that Texas police can no longer search someone’s cell phone without a warrant after they’ve been arrested.  Eight of the court’s nine justices…

Following Up on ECPA Reform

Last night, I represented EFF-Austin on a panel discussion hosted by America’s Future Foundation and Google.  The topic for the evening was the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 and a good time was had by all.  Fonda San Miguel proved itself a wonderful location for technology and privacy enthusiasts to congregate and discuss the…

Lessig on Broadband Policy, Cybersecurity and Copyright

Last week, Lawrence Lessig gave a fantastic presentation on how government policies for broadband, cybersecurity and copyright have been corrupted by special interest lobbying. Lessig does a great job explaining why reclassification caused American broadband to fall so far behind the rest of the developed world. This video is well worth your time. Matthew Henry…