Cell phones and privacy

Source: New York Times (Free Registration)

Cellphones have long been a fixture of life, becoming more powerful and more “aware” of their locations every year. Phone companies and software developers jump on each advance to provide new services. But the law is behind the technology. On Friday, a federal appeals court in Philadelphia is scheduled to hear arguments on an important legal battle over how much protection to assign to the information that phones gather about where their users have been and when.

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