Wednesday Rundown: The Future of Cell Phone Privacy

May 6, 2014

What are your rights when it comes to the police searching your phone data?
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These topics air Wednesday May 6, 2014 at noon and 8pm on 90.5 WESA. 

Join the conversation between 12pm & 1 pm weekdays at 412-246-2002. 

Cell Phone Searches

How private is the data on your cell phone? Most smartphones hold a large amount of personal data, and last week the US Supreme Court heard two cases with outcomes which could have a big impact on the future of information privacy. University of Pittsburgh Law Professor David Harris explains the issues these cases raise with regards to privacy.

Fringe Festival Comes to Pittsburgh

Across America cities and towns are recognizing the value of the arts in boosting the economy. Fringe Festivals, which began in Edinburgh, Scotland are showing up in more in U.S. cities. This year marks the first Pittsburgh Fringe Festival. Joining us with details about this cultural event is Dan Stiker, founder & executive artistic director of the Pittsburgh Fringe Festival.

To leave a voicemail before or after the show dial 412-256-8783. More Essential Pittsburgh segments can be heard here