A federal court in Washington, DC, has issued a ruling in favor of a group of privacy and civil liberties advocates who say the FBI has violated the First Amendment rights of people who have used the device.
The Fourth Amendment to the US Constitution protects Americans’ right to “be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.”
The Supreme Court in 2016 ruled that the FBI’s warrantless electronic monitoring of cellphones, laptops, and other electronic devices violated that right.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a petition to the court in April to get the government to allow it to test a device called the “Tens” tracking device on people with mental illnesses, but the government has refused to do so.
The government has been using the devices since 2008 and has deployed them to track people’s locations, as well as track their purchases.
The FBI has been asked by the judge in the case, John P. Bates, to turn over the Tens devices to the EFF and other privacy groups.
The agency has declined to do that, and the government’s position is that the Tenses trackers are part of a larger program that it uses to track Americans’ behavior and conduct.
The ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Institute, which has filed a separate petition, have said the tracking devices are part in a nationwide surveillance program called “Operation Streamline,” which began in 2012.
It targets people with severe mental illness and other serious criminal and mental illness problems and uses them to access a database of their online communications and location data.
The Tenses tracking devices were developed by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the Department of Defense (DoD) to help the military combat what it says are terrorist threats.
The government claims the TENSs help it identify potential threats before they are able to carry out their threats.
The EFF said in a court filing in October that it had tested the Tends on a number of individuals who were deemed by the government not to pose a risk to the national security.
They included two individuals who had severe mental illnesses.
The EFF said the Tents were not used on them.
The surveillance has been criticized by other privacy and human rights groups, as the government had previously refused to turn them over.
The DOJ has defended the program by saying it is designed to prevent terrorist attacks and the TensorFlow software helps it do that.
The case is being watched closely by the privacy community because it is one of the first times a federal court has ruled that a federal government surveillance program violates the Fourth Amendment rights rights of Americans who use a device to record or transmit electronic communications.
The court, however, also gave the government until October 27 to provide a detailed explanation of why it is not complying with the court’s order.