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Comment: Re:This seems batshit crazy. (Score 1) 178

by suutar (#49625805) Attached to: Police Can Obtain Cellphone Location Records Without a Warrant

Yep, and the cellular carrier (unless your business arrangement says otherwise) is allowed to divulge that information to a court on request - aka a court order. (Even if your arrangement does say otherwise, it seems unlikely a court would enforce a provision that requires the company to refuse court orders that are not warrants...)

Comment: Re:Which is why we disguise cell towers (Score 1) 178

by suutar (#49625775) Attached to: Police Can Obtain Cellphone Location Records Without a Warrant

The court never needs a warrant to _ask_ for information. They need a warrant to have the request backed by force. If the cellphone company chooses to comply with the court order, no warrant is needed. If they choose not to comply, then a warrant may get issued and the data will be taken forcibly.

Comment: Re:Since last move (Score 1) 102

by suutar (#49609163) Attached to: I've had my current ISP (disregarding mergers) for ...

I'm looking at switching from Comcast to Sonic; they say they're available at my address with 45Mbit/s for $60/mo which beats Comcast's non-promo prices by a bit. I'm going to have to discuss with my wife whether the internet options for the shows she likes is good enough to drop cable TV, though.

How's Sonic's service been for you? Comcast has been pricey, in my opinion, but I have not had one of the customer horror story experiences yet...

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