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Major Ruling Shields Privacy of Cellphones

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U.S. Supreme Court

The Supreme Court, in its decision on Wednesday, was keenly alert to the central role that cellphones play in contemporary life.

Credit: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

In a sweeping victory for privacy rights in the digital age, the Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously ruled that the police need warrants to search the cellphones of people they arrest.

From The New York Times
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