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 March 23, 2016  Posted by  Court, Surveillance, U.S.

Ann E. Marimow reports:

Law enforcement officials have long relied on location details gleaned from cellphone towers as a powerful tool for tracing steps of suspects, particularly in the early stages of investigations.

But civil liberties groups and privacy advocates are increasingly challenging the practice.


A federal appeals court on Wednesday will be the latest front in the legal debate, in the case that involves the Baltimore robberies.

Read more on Washington Post.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

  One Response to “Court asks: Do police need a warrant to track your cellphone for months at a time?”

  1. You are kidding me right? The courts have already ruled that the monitoring of some ones car and where it is headed for months to be unlawful, and so the phone thing is a slam-dunk. While we’re sure that violating peoples civil rights via technology is super way easier than actually having to do real police work, we’re just going to have to say sorry little piggies but you’re going to have to go ahead and do your jobs correctly. I know you’re super lazy and not that bright, but that’s not the fault of the American people, OK. Unfortunately, we’re going to have to ask you respect our rights, and not use technology to compensate for your laziness and inability to perform your job properly. We’re sorry, but you may not play with that toy OK. It is dangerous, and you may put some one civil rights out. You’re just going to have to wait until some one actually commits a crime, and then hope you are competent enough to catch them when they do. We know its hard, but all the older guy on your force or in your department can tell you how they used to have to do it without violating peoples privacy through technology…. Yes, we know it hurts when you think, but this is what’s best for every one in the country, and you can’t always get it your way… OK….

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