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Appeals Court OKs Warrantless, Real-Time Mobile Phone Tracking

Posted August 15th, 2012 by JHalstead
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Appeals court rules law enforcement agencies don't need a warrant to "ping" and track prepaid cellphone locations.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/08/warrantless-gps-phone-tracking/
http://www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/12a0262p-06.pdf

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These Are The Prices AT&T, Verizon and Sprint Charge For Cell Wiretaps

Posted April 4th, 2012 by iamodd999
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If Americans aren’t disturbed by phone carriers’ practices of handing over cell phone users’ personal data to law enforcement en masse–in many cases without a warrant–we might at least be interested to learn just how much that service is costing us in tax dollars: often hundreds or thousands per individual snooped.

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US Map of Police Tracking Cell-Phone Use Without Warrants

ACLU affiliates across America requested information on local law enforcement's use of cell-phone tracking across the nation and have received a wealth of disturbing information about the extent of wireless tracking. They have produced a map showing which police departments were discovered to be tracking people's phones without a warrant.

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Will One More Law Make Us Safer?

Posted February 22nd, 2012 by snappytype
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Michigan is debating a bill that would ban cell phone use in teen drivers. This leads to me ranting, as usual.

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Report a crime on your iOS or Android device at the touch of a button

Posted February 1st, 2012 by NHNative
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CrimePush.com announced on Wednesday a new mobile app for the iOS and Android platforms that allows you to anonymously report a crime at the touch of a button.

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Judge jails entire courtroom over ringing cell phone

Posted January 8th, 2012 by jeffersonish
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Judge hears cell phone and asks whose phone it was. When nobody confesses he sends all 46 people in the courtroom to jail. This is an old story I stumbled across but it was so outrageous, I just had to submit it.

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Company logs everything you do on your phone!

Posted December 1st, 2011 by Voluntary Gary
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25 year-old Trevor Eckhart has discovered a rootkit installed on his HTC android phone, and likely on millions of phones, that was developed by the company Carrier IQ and which logs every thing you do on your phone to their servers, including your text messages, websites you visit, your address book, financial transactions, etc.

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Pakistan bans 'obscene' text messages

Pakistan's mobile operators are scrambling to block text messages containing any of more than 1,600 "obscene" terms banned by the country's telecoms authority ahead of tomorrow's deadline.The list, including words from "quickie" to "fairy" to "Jesus Christ", was distributed on November 14 with operators given seven days to comply, but has met with widespread derision and a threat of legal action.

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CA Appeals Court Approves Cell Phone Search During Traffic Stop

The California Court of Appeal on September 26 approved a police officer's rifling through the cell phone belonging to someone who had just been pulled over for a traffic violation.

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New Yorkers soon to get emergency cell phone alerts

Emergency officials will soon be able to blast critical alerts to anyone with a cell phone in a certain section of the city.

If Times Square needs to be evacuated because of a bomb threat or if a hurricane is bearing down on Queens, warnings will be bounced from cell towers.

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