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Cellphone data can't be collected without warrant, court rules

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the government must have a warrant in order to spy on or obtain data from citizens' cellphones.

The split decision in United States v. Graham says obtaining cellular data qualifies as a "search" -- and thereby conducting such searches without a court order is unconstitutional according to the Fourth Amendment.

The case could go to the Supreme Court,, some experts believe, for a landmark ruling. Previous courts in the Third, Fifth and Eleventh circuits have ruled differently on the issue.

The Graham case stems from a series of robberies in Baltimore in which authorities attempted to pinpoint a suspect's physical location by using data from his cellphone.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2015/08/05/Cellphone-data-cant-be-collected-without-warrant-court-rules/1791438819768/?spt=hts&or=3

 
 
 

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Cool maybe the cops will be taken down a notch or two .

Even if they can get info on the physical location of a criminal this act would only give them the self proclaimed authority to track anyone . 

Added note .. The cops insist that we don't track them .. Whats good for the goose is good for the gander !

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=cop+tracker+app

 

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i heard about the waze problem.. wonder if there are any current apps that have same tracking technology..not that im not interested. although i do have police and fire band app on phone

 
 
 
 
 
 

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