Apple makes it harder for gov. to conduct warrantless data searches
On behalf of Ira Baker of The Baker Law Offices posted in Criminal Defense on Wednesday, October 29, 2014.
In the last two decades, communications technology has advanced at a dizzying pace. In the early 1990s, most Americans were still talking only on landlines. Since then, cellphones have become ubiquitous and most phones now include access to internet, email, text messaging, GPS tracking and other technologies that keep us “on the grid” even when we’re on the go.
The pace at which technology advances has long been an important criminal defense issue. Laws that balance police and government powers against the civil and privacy rights of citizens often lag far behind that which is technologically possible. As we learned earlier this year, the NSA and other government agencies are collecting private electronic data on an unprecedented scale, usually without the knowledge or consent of individuals and courts.
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