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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Do Police Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone?

Can police track your location via your cell phone without so much as obtaining a warrant? The answer, for now, is maybe. At issue is the practice of pinging a phone through the service carrier to create a real-time GPS or triangulation data point that law enforcement can use to figure out the phone’s location. A ruling issued in March by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declared that the judges would “assume without deciding that pinging is a search.” …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Google Earth Used To Nab Suspect on the Lam

Police everywhere must be thankful that crooks and thugs just can’t bear to leave their phones at home. In a recent case, a domestic abuse and kidnapping suspect with a bodacious hairstyle was captured thanks to phone tracking technology and Google Earth. Edward Johnson, 36, was tracked to a Philadelphia suburb based on location data from two calls he made on his cell phone. Law enforcement officials then pinpointed the specific block he was on using Google Earth. Johnson was …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Feds Search Petraeus’ Emails and Yours Could Be Next

When retired four-star general and former CIA Director David Petraeus resigned from his post this month after admitting to an extramarital affair, one of the more startling revelations was that the dalliance was discovered when the FBI sifted through his private Gmail account.The spy chief had been out-spied. More alarming is that the average American could easily be subjected to the same snooping that Petraeus endured. According to current law, police can access email through a provider, like Yahoo or …

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Posted 2 years ago in Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Criminal Law Newsletter

Eyewitness Identifications Lead to Wrongful Convictions Convicting a defendant based on eyewitness testimony was once a sure thing for prosecutors. But recent evidence has shown eyewitness accounts to be extremely untrustworthy. An attorney for the Innocence Project says nearly 75 percent of the exonerations achieved by the group involved eyewitness accounts of the crime. Find Out More…   Police Don’t Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled police do not need …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Police Don’t Need a Warrant to Track Your Cell Phone

The federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last week that police do not need a warrant to track suspects using location data from their cell phones. Mobile phone users, the court said, do not have any expectation of privacy for data that emanates from their phones. The decision stemmed from a case in 2006 when law enforcement agents intercepted phone communications from a known drug trafficker without a warrant.  The information gave them the location and vehicle information for a …

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