By The Associated Press with Additional Reporting From Jim Meadows
Illinois Public Media News
By Molly Roberts
Ancient peoples sent their dead to the grave with their prized possessions — precious stones, gilded weapons and terracotta armies. But unlike these treasures, our digital property won't get buried with us. Our archived Facebook messages, old email chains and even Tinder exchanges will hover untouched in the online cloud when we die.
By Krishnadev Calamur
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that unless police have a warrant, they generally cannot search data on a cellphone seized from someone who has been arrested.
By Alex Rusciano, With Additional Reporting from The Associated Press
The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the City of Peoria for what it’s calling first and fourth amendment rights violations.
By Eyder Peralta
The United States has for the first time filed criminal charges against foreign government officials in connection to cyberspying allegations.
By Maria Altman and Véronique LaCapra
Farmers have been collecting data about their farms for decades.
By Anya Kamenetz
My first brush with professional journalism — and with violations of student privacy — came when I was a sophomore at Yale. It was 1999, and George W. Bush, a Yale alumnus, was running for president.
By Mark Memmott
The morning's major scoop comes from The Washington Post:
"The National Security Agency has broken privacy rules or overstepped its legal authority thousands of times each year since Congress granted the agency broad new powers in 2008, according to an internal audit and other top-secret documents."
By Sean Powers
Congressman Rodney Davis says there needs to be greater Congressional oversight over the nation’s surveillance programs.
By Jim Meadows
The sponsor of a bill that would change Illinois’ so-called Facebook law to help employers says he doesn’t think the measure will win passage during the spring session.