criminal investigations

WASHINGTON | Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Police generally need a warrant to look at records that reveal where cellphone users have been, the Supreme Court ruled Friday in a big victory for privacy interests in the digital age. The justices’ 5-4 decision marks a big change in how police may obtain information that phone companies collect from the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Justices adopt digital-age privacy rules to track cellphones

SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is closing a security gap that allowed outsiders to pry personal information from locked iPhones without a password, a change that will thwart law enforcement agencies that have been exploiting the vulnerability to collect evidence in criminal investigations. The loophole will be shut down in a forthcoming update to Apple’s iOS … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | Apple closing iPhone security gap used by law enforcement