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Friday, July 19, 2013

Another State Against Government Spying

Posted by Eli Sanders on Fri, Jul 19, 2013 at 9:44 AM

First there was Montana's law against government spying on cell phones. Now, New Jersey is moving in a similar direction:

Staking out new ground in the noisy debate about technology and privacy in law enforcement, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Thursday ordered that the police will now have to get a search warrant before obtaining tracking information from cellphone providers.

How common is it for local police departments to track cell phones? Way more common than you might think.

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