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Supreme Court Narrows Use of Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Supreme Court

Episode 1803

Going before the Supreme Court, the decades-long Computer Fraud and Abuse Act has been narrowed in its application on constitutional grounds.  Leo says that the act is only really used to prosecute when no other law applies, and the particular case was regarding a police officer who was prosecuted for improperly accessing a driver's license database.

Supreme Court Rules Smartphones Cannot Be Searched Without Warrant

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Episode 1096

The Supreme Court ruled this week that smartphones cannot be searched by law enforcement without a warrant -- even if you had been arrested for a crime. Law enforcement, until now, has been able to retrieve all data from someone's smartphone as they saw fit. It is now considered improper search and seizure.

Supreme Court rules police cannot search smartphones without warrant (LA Times)…
http://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-nn-supreme-court-search-20...