Court rules on cell phone privacy

  • The Supreme Court's ruling on cell phone has made it mandatory for police to get a warrant under every situation in case they want to search peoples' cell phones. 

    Dahlia Lithwick of Slate notes that justices probably understand the information contained inside these devices since apps alone can tell a lot about the life of a user. The New York Times is happy with the decision since it showed that Americans are still protected against searches that are unreasonable. 

    Garrett Epps of the Atlantic has similar views and said the move "laid down a marker for privacy in the smartphone era."

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