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Friday, January 7, 2011

When in Cali, Gaurd your Cell Phones!

According to the California Supreme Court, cops no longer need a warrant to search through your personal cell phone. Yup, that's right! All that information that's in your iPhone and those old text messages you never got around to deleting are all available to law enforcement officers at their very discretion. There is a catch, however. First of all you have to be placed under arrest for a cop to actually go through the phone, and secondly the phone has to be on you. So here's the deal, if you make it a habit to keep incriminating information on your cell phone, make sure you try your hardest not to get arrested. If you do find yourself in a situation where you may just get arrested, throw that phone to the side. Put it in the glove box, under the car seat or something. At least law officials will have to have a warrant to obtain the phone and search through it. All in all, I find it hard to disagree with this law. The more evidence against criminals the better. At the very least it fosters more intelligent criminals who do not use technology to inform the world about their criminal actions. Just realize that cell phone who is probably closer to you than your best friend, can easily become your worst enemy.

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