r/technology – The FBI is trying to get IP addresses and phone numbers of people who read a USA Today article


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The FBI is trying to get a list of IP addresses, phone numbers, and other information on people who read a USA Today article about the deaths of two of its agents.

“We were surprised to receive this subpoena particularly in light of President Biden’s recent statements in support of press freedom. The subpoena is also contrary to the Justice Department’s own guidelines concerning the narrow circumstances in which subpoenas can be issued to the news media,” USA Today publisher Maribel Perez Wadsworth said in a statement emailed to The Verge.

It’s unclear why the request was made, given that the suspect described in the article was, by the time the article was published, reported to be dead. Whatever the FBI is looking for, USA Today says in its court filing that the request violates the First Amendment, citing multiple rulings from previous cases where the government was not allowed access to similar records.


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This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 65%. (I’m a bot)


The FBI is trying to get a list of IP addresses, phone numbers, and other information on people who read a USA Today article about the deaths of two of its agents.

“We were surprised to receive this subpoena particularly in light of President Biden’s recent statements in support of press freedom. The subpoena is also contrary to the Justice Department’s own guidelines concerning the narrow circumstances in which subpoenas can be issued to the news media,” USA Today publisher Maribel Perez Wadsworth said in a statement emailed to The Verge.

It’s unclear why the request was made, given that the suspect described in the article was, by the time the article was published, reported to be dead. Whatever the FBI is looking for, USA Today says in its court filing that the request violates the First Amendment, citing multiple rulings from previous cases where the government was not allowed access to similar records.


Extended Summary | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: subpoena#1USA#2Today#3FBI#4information#5

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