Before cell phones, a search of a person was limited by physical realities and generally constituted only a narrow invasion on privacy. But cell phones can store millions of pages of text, thousands of pictures, or hundreds of videos. This has several interrelated privacy consequences. First, a cell phone collects in one place many distinct types of information that reveal much more in combination than any isolated record. Second, the phone's capacity allows just even just one type of information to reveal far more than previously possible. Third, data on a phone can date back for years.
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This is definitely a step in the right direction. Good work America! :P
how long will it last tho
They can track my phone all they want .. because I live in Canada .
That was really interesting to read and a very good thing that's happening. Good job supreme court!
US supreme court doing something sensible? If only this kind of common sense could be applied when the rulings involves corporations
Obama tried to tame the metal and he was smacked down to the ground.
It's all smoke and mirrors. Check out the ruling, Its not a law. It's an opinion of the court. The DOJ has said " We will make use of what ever technology is available to preserve evidence on cellphones while seeking a warrant. " i.e. sticking your phone in a Faraday cage until they are ready, to prevent you from wiping your phone remotely. It will only take them about 15 min to get the warrant to search you phone. Also a reference to exigent circumstances that allows them to immediately search your phone. And as we all know these things are based on an independent decision to do so. So basically that one clause gives them the right to do what ever the heck they want.
You should know better by now, the game is over they have won, Without a complete tear down of our government from the top down, Our future is set in stone. The only thing Orwell had wrong was the year.
@Waltschilling Of course they will still try and read over your cellphones with a warrant. However with a warrant it is legal. And if it is opinion of the court that they can't search your cellphone without a warrant then it makes it that much easier to sue or get a possible charge dropped due to illegal phone "tapping" i guess it would be called.
I have seen in other articles about how the courts allow companies to track cell phones of their employees. Is it ok?
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