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Why Does the Cell Phone Association Oppose Location-tracking Warrant Requirement?

CTIA, the industry association representing wireless phone carriers, is opposing proposed California legislation that would require the police to get a warrant before accessing a person’s location records from a cellphone company. The association opposes the warrant requirement, and also opposes a requirement that carriers publicly disclose how often and why they share information with law enforcement.
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Tech Companies Commit to Offering a ‘Kill Switch’ for Preventing Phone Theft

Technology : Bits (5 months ago)

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New Jersey Police Now Need Warrants To Track Cellphones

Technology : ReadWriteWeb (last year)

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Technology : Tech Inciter (last year)

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