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    Judge: Google must comply with FBI's warrantless demands for customer data

    A federal judge has ruled that Google Inc. must comply with the FBI's warrantless demands for customer data, rejecting the company's argument that the government's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to telecommunication companies, Internet service providers, banks and others was unconstitutional and unnecessary.

  • Illustration: Big Brother's Eye (Greg Groesch/The Washington Times)

    EDITORIAL: Setback for the snoopers

    In the wake of Sept. 11, many Americans cheerfully gave law enforcement the benefit of almost any doubt. It was "anything goes" if it meant stopping enemies from ever having an upper hand again. Unfortunately, the bureaucracy has been cheerfully willing to bypass judicial oversight on the way to obtaining unprecedented access to personal information of good Americans.

  • Judge rules secret FBI letters unconstitutional

    They're called national security letters and the FBI issues thousands of them a year to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. They're sent without judicial review and recipients are barred from disclosing them.

  • Judge rules secret FBI letters unconstitutional

    A federal judge has ruled that the FBI's practice of issuing so-called national security letters to banks, phone companies and other businesses is unconstitutional, saying the secretive demands for customer data violate the First Amendment.

  • Judge: Secret FBI letters are unconstitutional

    A federal judge has ruled that secretive FBI demands for customer data from banks, phone companies and others are unconstitutional.

  • Judge approves FTC's $22.5M fine of Google

    A federal judge has approved a $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach, rejecting a consumer-rights group's plea for tougher punishment.

  • Judge leaning toward OK of $22.5M fine of Google

    A proposed $22.5 million fine to penalize Google for an alleged privacy breach is on the verge of winning court approval, despite a consumer rights group's cry for tougher punishment.

  • Barry Bonds gets 30-day home sentence _ at worst

    Eight years of being investigated for steroid allegations ended for home run king Barry Bonds on Friday with a 30-day sentence to be served at home. No more _ and maybe less.

  • Judge gives Bonds house arrest, then delays it

    Barry Bonds will remain free while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury.

  • Former baseball player Barry Bonds arrives Dec. 16, 2011, at federal court in San Francisco for sentencing after being convicted in April of obstructing a government investigation into steroid use among athletes. (Associated Press)

    Bonds gets 30-day home sentence, 2 years probation; then appeals it

    Baseball superstar Barry Bonds will remain free while he appeals his conviction for giving misleading testimony before a grand jury investigating steroid use in sports.

  • Barry Bonds gets 30-day home sentence _ at worst

    Eight years of being investigated for steroid allegations ended for home run king Barry Bonds on Friday with a 30-day sentence to be served at home. No more _ and maybe less.

  • Feds drop remaining charges against Bonds

    Federal prosecutors dropped all the remaining charges against Barry Bonds on Wednesday, days after a judge upheld the slugger's conviction on an obstruction of justice count.

  • Barry Bonds' conviction upheld by judge

    Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction has been upheld by a federal judge, who denied the home run king's motion for a new trial or acquittal on the charge.

  • Barry Bonds' conviction upheld

    Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was upheld Friday by a federal judge, who denied the former baseball star's motion for a new trial or acquittal on the charge.

  • Barry Bonds' conviction upheld

    Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was upheld Friday by a federal judge, who denied the former baseball star's motion for a new trial or acquittal on the charge.

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