Been There, Done That

“The irony of the case before the court, Carpenter v. United States, is that it involves massive cellphone thefts and a string of armed robberies at Radio Shacks in Michigan and Ohio.” On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on a key legal question of the digital age. Should “police have to get a search warrant in order to obtain cellphone location information that is routinely collected and stored by wireless providers?” From NPR: Can Police Track You Through Your Cellphone Without A Warrant? (Ripping off a Radio Shack? Talk about hitting a guy when he’s down…)

+ Here’s some interesting background on the case from Scientific American.

+ You’ll still have plenty of company even if the government stops tracking your location. The Intercept on the staggering variety of clandestine trackers found in popular android apps.

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