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Should Police officers be able to search your cell phones?

  1. HattieMattieMae profile image71
    HattieMattieMaeposted 5 years ago

    A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections.

    "Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device's capabilities. "The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps."

    1. Michael Willis profile image78
      Michael Willisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No! Especially not without a search warrant.

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well that is pretty amazing technology. I feel sure it would be useful in tracking down terrorists, but trusting a government agency to use it correctly is another matter.

        Scary in the wrong hands, which is where it will end up.

    2. dutchman1951 profile image61
      dutchman1951posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      NO!  Not without just and probable cause and a required search warrent, determined by a Judge.

    3. ahsn_foreclosure profile image59
      ahsn_foreclosureposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      No - it's definitely an invasion of a person's privacy. I know in some states they have the law where you cannot speak on your phone while driving, but that still does not give them right to search your phone which contains private information. There's no way they could have probable cause to do so with just a traffic violation.

  2. Moderndayslave profile image59
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    * Fourth Amendment – Protection from unreasonable search and seizure.

        The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    We already know the constitution and the bill of rights no longer apply to the people anymore ,,why are you surprised?   

    The Patriot act and The TSA microwaves or groping if you prefer are good examples.

  3. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago

    if there is a reason to obtain evidence because of criminal activity and with a seach warrant - why not?...they do it now in Canada; as a matter of fact a couple of teens who brutally raped and murdered another young teen were caught and convicted with the aid of old text messages wherein they were bragging and planning the horrendous murder and planning to rape and murder another teen right too - that evidence as well as dna, etc. have hopefully put those monsters away for ever.

  4. Daniel Carter profile image90
    Daniel Carterposted 5 years ago

    With justifiable cause, yes, but in accordance with the 4th Ammendment. Criminal activity is usually justifiable. Traffic tickets are not.

    Otherwise, absolutely not. In fact, those who misuse this technology, including governments, should be prosecuted.