Privacy Advocates Attack Cell-phone Surveillance
In court papers filed yesterday, a privacy rights group urged a New York federal court to stand by a prior decision and disallow federal law enforcement agencies from tracking mobile telephones in the absence of probable cause.
Yesterdays friend-of-the-court brief by the Electronic Frontier Foundation cited evidence uncovered as part of a court finding last month that the Justice Department was using cell-phone taps without having to first show likelihood that a crime was being or had been committed. The group asked Magistrate Judge James Orenstein to stand by his decision to officially extend privacy protections to the cell-phone-using public. Privacy Advocates Attack Cell-phone Surveillance
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