Tag Archives: cell phone


Posted 1 year ago in Criminal Law Marijuana by Michele Bowman  
Alleged Butt-Dialing Pot Smoker Busts Self

After a New Jersey man “butt-dialed” 911 on his cell phone, he was overheard discussing drugs and quickly busted for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.    Oops – Come On In! A 911 call came in on July 5 to police from Florham Park, N.J. But instead of reporting a crime, the caller indicated one was simply in progress – because he’d accidentally called 911 with his cell phone in his pocket. Andrew MacFarlane reportedly could be heard discussing marijuana …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Betsy Kim  
How SmartPhones Invade Your Privacy [Infographic]

Smartphones now collect more information than ever — on users’ locations, contacts, text messages, friends, videogames and websites visited. The Lookout Mobile Security Infographic below indicates 97% of smartphone users agree that privacy on a mobile phone is a top concern. People want to know the types of information collected and to have the ability to control what is shared. This Lawyers.com video explains how certain information from your cell phone is not safe from the government. Check in with …

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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 Government Video Your Personal Rights by Larry Bodine  
Big Brother Is Tracking You through Your Cell Phone [Video]

  Did you know that the government can know your whereabouts by tracking your cell phone? Most police don’t even bother to get a search warrant. Your cell phone carrier will simply voluntarily turn over the information. Lawyers.com Editor-in-Chief Larry Bodine reports on how you can protect your privacy that’s surrendered by big phone companies. This privacy breach doesn’t involve just criminals but also law abiding citizens. In 2011, phone carriers responded to more than one million demands by law …

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Employers Can Snoop Through Your Cell Phone

It’s hard to imagine getting fired based on text messages or videos on your own personal cell phone, but according to one federal appeals court, it’s absolutely legal – at least under one federal law designed to protect electronic transmissions. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Dec. 12 said the Stored Communications Act (SCA) did not protect a city employee from her employer using the contents of her cell phone to fire her.    Phone Taken by Snooping …

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