US Police Forensic Tools Can Collect Suspects’ Smartphone Data without Warrant

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  1. TheKid7

    TheKid7 Registered Member

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    US Police Forensic Tools Can Collect Suspects’ Smartphone Data without Warrant, ACLU Says:
    http://www.hotforsecurity.com/blog/...hone-data-without-warrant-aclu-says-5574.html
     
  2. PaulyDefran

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    This is fairly old news. The issue isn't if a phone seized with a valid search warrant can be searched - it can...but if one can be searched after something like a traffic stop. In the US, they probably can't, legally, unless you give consent to a search...never give consent. If an arrest occurs, a search incident to arrest, or an inventory search would probably be legal as well. Bottom line, encrypt your phone (don't know how iOS works), and turn it OFF when you see blue lights or are going through a "checkpoint" of any kind. Also remember that your Telco/Apple/Google probably has the text messages (Use TextSecure/Wickr/SilentCircle, etc...), and Apple/Google also has your contact list if you set it up that way. On Google, you can prevent this, don't know about Apple.

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  3. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Funny laws in some countries.
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    It will be happening globally eventually if not already.

    Skynet is coming. :ninja:
     
  6. TheWindBringeth

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    It seems to me that keeping your phone off your person and out of sight while you are driving might be a good idea. Perhaps keep it in the armrest box. I think I've seen several vehicles that have a charging port in there.
     
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