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How a suspected gang member's traffic stop led to a crucial privacy case

7 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge The following is an excerpt of Habeas Data , which shows how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.
Award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar makes the case by taking ten historic court decisions that defined our privacy rights and matching them against the capabilities of modern technology.
This particular section explores the run up to the landmark 2013 Supreme Court case, Riley v. California. In that case, the Supreme Court ruled, unanimously, that in most circumstances, police cannot search a...
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