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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:42:57 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Smartphones and the 4th Amendment Message-ID: <email@example.com> Smartphones and the 4th Amendment By THE EDITORIAL BOARD APRIL 27, 2014 More than 90 percent of American adults own a mobile phone, and more than half of the devices are smartphones. But "smartphone" is a misnomer. They are personal computers that happen to include a phone function, and like any computer they can store or wirelessly retrieve enormous amounts of personal information: emails, photos and videos; document files; financial and medical records; and virtually everywhere a person has been. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will consider whether law enforcement officers during an arrest may search the contents of a person's mobile phone without a warrant. The court should recognize that new technologies do not alter basic Fourth Amendment principles, and should require a judicial warrant in such circumstances. ... http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/28/opinion/smartphones-and-the-4th-amendment.html
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