Ken's Project Blog

January 5, 2011

Cell Phone Security

Filed under: Technology — Ken @ 9:46 am

The other day I wrote about the California Supreme Court deciding it was OK to search a arrestees’ cellphone when they are arrested, now, a story surfaces that nicely compliments that one.

Seems a house in Upper Darby, PA was broken into, the burglar stole several items including the owner’s cell phone, and stood over the victim in his bed at 4:00 AM before fleeing. The victim called the police, and an hour later the robber was located because of the freeLookout app the victim had installed on his phone.

As an interesting legal question, could the police search the history of the victim’s cellphone after they arrested the robber, looking for evidence of either additional wrongdoing by the robber OR of wrongdoing by the victim?

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