Cell phones http://wesa.fm en How Cell Phone Search And Seizure Could Radically Affect Privacy http://wesa.fm/post/how-cell-phone-search-and-seizure-could-radically-affect-privacy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last week the U.S. Supreme Court heard two </span><a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/united-states-v-wurie/" style="line-height: 1.5;">cases</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> with outcomes that could have a big impact on the future of information privacy.</span></p><p><a href="http://www.scotusblog.com/case-files/cases/riley-v-california/" style="line-height: 1.5;">These cases </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">question the Fourth Amendment exception, which lets police to search any items on a person at the time of arrest, including cell phones. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Yet many argue that cell phones should be treated differently. University of Pittsburgh Law Professor David Harris explained why many say cell phones are more akin to a diary than a wallet and should require a warrant for search and seizure.</span></p><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 19:27:58 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 28835 at http://wesa.fm How Cell Phone Search And Seizure Could Radically Affect Privacy Effort to Curb Cell Phone Theft Comes to Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/effort-curb-cell-phone-theft-comes-pennsylvania <p>Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has joined top prosecutors in San Francisco and New York in a nationwide initiative to thwart smartphone&nbsp;thefts by rendering the devices useless after a robbery.</p><p>The “Secure Our Smartphones” initiative was introduced in Pennsylvania by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman this week. It’s a collaboration among attorneys general and municipal leaders asking cell phone manufacturers to develop a “kill switch” for stolen phones.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 17:05:59 +0000 Deanna Garcia & Associated Press 18916 at http://wesa.fm Bill Would Promote 'Camouflaged' Cell Phone Towers in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/bill-would-promote-camouflaged-cell-phone-towers-pittsburgh <p>The Pittsburgh Planning Commission is reviewing legislation that would create incentives for communications companies to conceal cell phone towers and antennas within regular urban structures.</p><p>A Pittsburgh resident originally proposed the idea to District 7 Councilman Patrick Dowd, who introduced the measure to Council on Tuesday.</p><p>District 7 communications manager Nathaniel Hanson said the legislation would encourage companies to hide their new antennas within the most workaday buildings and objects.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 17:14:35 +0000 Noah Brode 6786 at http://wesa.fm Bill Would Promote 'Camouflaged' Cell Phone Towers in Pittsburgh