Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

Is looking at a smartphone's contents an invasion of privacy?

Supremes looking at ‘no warrant’ cell phone searches

The Supreme Court is considering whether police may search cellphones found on people they arrest without first getting a warrant. The court’s latest foray into the issue of privacy in the digital age involves two cases being argued Tuesday that arose from searches of phones carried by a gang member and a drug dealer. Police […]

Supremes to look at police cell-phone searches

More than 90 percent of Americans own at least one cell phone and the majority of those are smartphones — essentially increasingly powerful computers that are also telephones.

Supremes to look at police cell-phone searches

The Supreme Court decided 40 years ago that police don’t need a search warrant to look through anything a person is carrying when arrested. But that was long before smartphones gave people the ability to take with them the equivalent of millions of pages of documents or thousands of photographs. In a new clash over […]