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— JM511 Hacker☠ (@JM511) May 5, 2015
Back in March, Motherboard revealed that fully functioning Uber accounts were for sale on the dark web for as cheap as $1 each. At the time, it appeared that the victims of those hacks were based in the United Kingdom. Now, Uber customers from all over the United States have taken to Twitter to complain that their account has been charged for trips they never took, sometimes half way across the world.
Finding that the FBI agents are entitled to qualified immunity, Howell said that “neither the Fourth Amendment nor First Amendment rights he [Afifi] seeks to vindicate in this suit were clearly established at the time and in the place where the challenge conduct occurred.”
The Privacy Act claim meanwhile fails because the records about Afifi’s First Amendment represent “an authorized law enforcement activity,” an exception to the law.
MuckRock has obtained a whole stack of Stingray-related documents from the FBI. As is to be expected, there’s not much left
unsaid by the agency, which is at least as protective of its own Stingray secrecy as it is with that of law enforcement agencies all over the US.
There’s nearly 5,000 pages of “material” here, most of which contains only some intriguing words and phrases surrounded by page after page of redactions.