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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

... Through A 'Reverse Location' Search Warrant

Law enforcement authorities in New York are joining a nationwide trend to push Google to share phone data on anyone using its location tracking services near the time and scene of a crime. The technique uses a type of search warrant known as a "reverse location" or "geofence" warrant, which gives authorities location information on Google users who have Android phones or use apps, such as Google Maps. From this bucket of data, law enforcement then try to figure out which phones may be tied to suspects or possible witnesses.

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This is going to be another of those technology cases that will need to work its way up to the Supreme Court in order for interpretation of law to catch up with technology.

Or, Congress could ass a law specifically about this. But that won't happen unless/until someone from Congress gets caught up in this process.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-08-13 04:05 PM | Reply

I agree. This seems like an serious overreach.

#2 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-08-13 04:42 PM | Reply

Congress could ass a law

Sounds about right.

#3 | Posted by Vaquero at 2019-08-13 06:06 PM | Reply

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