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Just in: Supreme Court rules that government generally needs a warrant if it wants to track an individual’s location through cell records over an extended period

cnn.com/2018/06/22/politics/su

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@schlink Too bad the Gestapo, i mean LEOs will continue to use Stingrays without warrants for the forseeable future.

:(

If this stuff interests you, I'd recommend getting a copy of 'Habeas Data' by Cyrus Farivar

Amazon link: amazon.com/Habeas-Data-Privacy

More, from Ars Technica:

"However, the court declined to overturn the controversial "third-party doctrine," the 1970s-era legal precedent that found there was no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in data collected by a third party, like a phone company."

arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

@schlink "generally" makes it vague enough to be a toothless provision.

@schlink #SupremeCourtDecisionsYouDefinitelyDidntThinkWereNecessary

And then you realize it was 5-4 and easily coulda gone the other way

America, 2018.