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U.S. Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location data

U.S. Supreme Court restricts police on cellphone location dataThe U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities. In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get the data, setting a higher legal hurdle than previously existed under federal law. The court said obtaining such data without a warrant from wireless carriers, as police routinely do, amounted to an unreasonable search and seizure under the U.S. Constitution’s Fourth Amendment.



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'You're All Going to Die.' Cellphone Videos Reveal Florida School Shooting Suspect's Intentions

'You're All Going to Die.' Cellphone Videos Reveal Florida School Shooting Suspect's IntentionsThree videos were released by prosecutors



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But Her Emails? Lawmakers Shrug Off Trump’s Lax Cellphone Security

But Her Emails? Lawmakers Shrug Off Trump’s Lax Cellphone SecurityWASHINGTON ― The Hillary Clinton email controversy received an enormous amount



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Police Find Recorded 'Confession' On Austin Bomber's Cellphone

Police Find Recorded 'Confession' On Austin Bomber's CellphonePolice on Wednesday said they had located a recorded "confession" on a



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California mudslides happened as cellphone alerts went out

California mudslides happened as cellphone alerts went outMany Californians in the area hit hardest by this week's deadly mudslides did not heed warnings for hours and days by emergency officials encouraging them to evacuate their homes — and then received cellphone alerts of imminent slides when the massive streams of debris were already heading toward them or had already hit their neighborhoods.



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'This Isn't an Exact Science.' Many Received Cellphone Alerts as Deadly Mudslides Hit

'This Isn't an Exact Science.' Many Received Cellphone Alerts as Deadly Mudslides Hit400 homes were damaged or destroyed in the mudslides



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Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here's 8 petty laws they could pass instead.

Honolulu wants to ban cellphone walking. Here's 8 petty laws they could pass instead.If you are a human with a cell phone, odds are you've broken this law that could soon be passed in Hawaii. On Wednesday, in an extraordinarily ambitious effort to make Hawaii's streets safer, the Honolulu City Council passed a bill that prohibits pedestrians from staring down at their cell phones while crossing the street. Yes, you read that correctly. Hawaii essentially wants to prohibit people from texting and walking. HA, good luck with that. SEE ALSO: So a bunch of Twitter users actually sued Trump for blocking them As
CNN reported, if you're caught staring at your phone, in violation of Bill 6, you could be fined anywhere from $ 15 to $ 99 unless it's a 911-worthy emergency. Sure it's in the best interest of safety, but the proposed law begs the following massive question. Q: Is this
really necessary?
A: Hell freaking no. According to councilman Ernie Martin, who voted against the bill, the world has other far more pressing issues that should take priority over walking and texting, like, uh, homelessness.  Rather than enforce a law, he suggests a public awareness campaign via social media. Sounds way more fun, and hey, people could even learn about it on their phones while simultaneously walking.  Not to mention, this is not a thing that's going to work. Do you think people are going to put down their phones at crosswalks and give up valuable seconds that could be spent potentially right-swiping their soulmate? No. Do you
really think anyone is going to resist responding to Slack messages from their boss on-the-go, thereby shattering the illusion that they're already diligently working from their desks instead of running 20 minutes late? LOL good one. We text, we walk, we multi-task. Get over it. Other petty laws the world could use instead While we're on the topic of petty laws, there are SO many pieces of legislation we'd rather see passed.
Here are eight other laws that
should
be enforced: 1. Don’t take up the entire sidewalk with your squad when people are trying to pass, OMG. 2. Don't you dare eat food in a way food was not intended to be eaten. (No biting string cheese, no eating pizza crust-first, no ice cubes in your cereal. JFC, people.) 3. No leaving shopping carts in parking spots like an a-hole instead of taking 40 seconds to return them. 4. Don’t stand over the yellow line at airport baggage claim. Wait for your damn luggage a respectable distance away from the belt so when you grab it you don't wind up taking out three innocent bystanders. 5. No listening to audio in public without headphones. (Same goes for having conversations on speaker phone.) 6. Thou shalt not post spoilers online. 7. You
must clean gym equipment after sweating all over the damn place. 8. Cashiers who hand you change on top of your bills so that it inevitably slides off and embarrasses you should PAY the legal price. What the fresh hell, Hawaii? According to
CNN, Brandon Elefante, the Honolulu city councilman who introduced the bill, got this idea from high school students, so you know it's gotta be brilliant. "These high school groups were concerned for their peers being distracted while crossing the streets and looking at their phones instead of looking both ways," Elefante said. "The advancement of technology can sometimes be a distraction and cause people to not pay attention." Since the city council successfully passed the bill, the fate of cellphone addicts in Hawaii now rests in the hands of Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell. He has 10 business days to make this final life-changing decision. Choose wisely, sir.  WATCH: A one-wheeled electric scooter you'll want to show off



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SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escape

SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When it came time for lights out at Lieber Correctional Institution on the evening of July Fourth, officers at the maximum-security South Carolina prison thought they had all 1,300 inmates accounted for.



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SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escape

SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When it came time for lights out at Lieber Correctional Institution on the evening of July Fourth, officers at the maximum-security South Carolina prison thought they had all 1,300 inmates accounted for.



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SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escape

SC officials: Illegal cellphone, drone aided inmate's escapeCOLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — When it came time for lights out at Lieber Correctional Institution on the evening of July Fourth, officers at the maximum-security South Carolina prison thought they had all 1,300 inmates accounted for.



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