Feb 272013
 
 February 27, 2013  Posted by  Surveillance, U.S.

Timothy B. Lee writes:

The courts have traditionally allowed the police to inspect any items a suspect is carrying when they arrest him or her. But in the past, the information the police could obtain in this fashion was fairly limited. The advent of the smartphone has changed all that.

A new document uncovered by the ACLU provides insight into just how aggressive law enforcement agencies have become about obtaining the contents of seized cell phones. Last fall, writes the ACLU’s Chris Soghoian, “officers from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seized an iPhone from the bedroom of a suspect in a drug investigation.”

Read more on Ars Technica.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for this link.

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