hide yer cellphones
Thread started by newarkhouse
at 10.4.11 - 11:30 am
California: Appeals Court Approves Cell Phone Search During Traffic Stop
This is super scary. I've always been suspicious of having a smart phone because of all the privacy and data issues, but even my little 'old' phone now seems like a liability.
I assume hassling cyclists counts as a traffic stop. Hid yer pixs hid yer sexts
Soon enough there will be a jailbreak app that disables this functionality and people will start getting their phones confiscated
10.4.11 - 11:45 am
even worse.... I think it was on NPR where I heard about some kind of new tool the cops have the replicates a cell tower in a van. by doing so they can scan which phone numbers are in an area and ID you through that means.
10.4.11 - 1:34 pm
If you have a smartphone, you can simply set a security unlock code. If entering the code is a pain in the ass, many smartphones will let you set it so that you only have to do it if the phone hasn't been used in X minutes. Obviously, you will refuse to give the code to any cop, which is entirely within your rights--if he gets a warrant, he can try to crack it or use other means to read the data, but you are never obligated to give up the code.
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10.4.11 - 4:44 pm