Thursday, April 21, 2011

Police can now scan your phone from outside your car

This is making waves.  Police in Michigan have apparently been employing a device which can scan information from cell phones inside vehicles from outside vehicles during traffic stops.  Apparently, the police department is so worried about saying what police have been using these for, that they sent the ACLU a bill for $544K in response to a FOIA request to find out what they are using the technology for.

It is, of course, unknown whether this passes constitutional muster.

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