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Posted 2 years ago in Government Your Personal Rights by Aaron Kase  
Cops Will Need a Warrant To Track Your Cell Phone in Maine

The Maine legislature is close to passing a bill which would require police to get a warrant before acquiring cell phone location tracking data in most situations. Although in some jurisdictions police already seek out a warrant before requesting location data, Maine would be the first state to require a warrant by law. Texas legislators are also considering a similar bill. The measure passed the Maine state House by an overwhelming majority of 113 to 28. The bill will now …

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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 Criminal Law by Jennifer King  
Read the Latest Issue of the Criminal Law Newsletter

Pimp Roundup Tip of Iceberg In Sex Trafficking Scourge In a nationwide sting earlier this summer, the FBI arrested 104 people accused of pimping out children. It was a huge bust involving 2,500 law enforcement officials, but when it comes to human trafficking, 104 arrests is just the tip of a very large iceberg. Human trafficking is the fastest-growing organized crime enterprise. Find Out More…    Police Accessing Private Cell Phone Data At a Stunning Rate Police agencies across the …

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Posted 2 years ago in Government by Aaron Kase  
Police Accessing Private Cell Phone Data at a Stunning Rate

Police agencies across the country requested over 1.3 million cell phone records in 2011, according to data provided to Congress by mobile companies. What the police can and can’t ask for without a warrant is still an evolving area of law. Carriers have special teams to handle all the police requests ACLU concerned about location tracking without a warrant Various laws and policies do protect user privacy   Gray Areas of the Law Cell phone data, especially GPS location tracking, …

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