Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant

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  2. caspian

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    That doesn't seem right. So if they find the login to your bank account they can access that too?
     
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    Can a cell phone be encrypted.
     
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    So I guess when the 4th Ammendment says:
    "no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
    Wikipedia

    So it is possible for a state law to nullify a federal law. Cool!

    In the mean time encryption will be the only way to protect those being arrested until this gets hashed out in the US Supreme Court, if it ever does.

    I wonder if those selling encryption technology paid off the judge??

    What is going on in California? This is worse then training Boy Scouts as Anti-Terrorist Assault Teams.
     
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    With the caveat that I have no legal training whatsoever, the answer currently appears to be no (U.S. v. Warshak), see this Wilders thread: Fourth Amendment Protects Hosted E-mail - Appeals Court Holds
     
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    It does seem to be setting a bad precedent.
     
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    So, if they stop you for minor traffic violation and then arrest you, they can legally search your car without a warrant?

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    If arrested after a minor traffic violation we can assume that the person most likely had a warrant for arrest, or drug paraphernalia was visible.
    In some states the arrest warrant would allow them to do a weapons search of spaces accessible to the occupants while most states will search with visible drug paraphernalia.
     
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    Far fetched scenario! No arrest warrant and no visible drug paraphernalia. The cop doesn't like the looks, he/she makes a arrest and now he/she can legally search the car.

    Or arrest warrant is issued for someone. The copy makes the arrests at home, now he/she can search the house without a warrant.

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    KOR!

    P.S. Leaves too many grey areas!
     
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    Why you should always encrypt your smartphone

    Mobile Security: How iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, and the rest stack up
     
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