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Submission + - EFF urges court to protect privacy of text messages (networkworld.com)

netbuzz writes: The police in Washington state arrested a suspected drug dealer, rummaged through the text messages on his phone, responded to one message while pretending to be the suspect, arranged a meeting, and then arrested the recipient of the text — all without a warrant. The state argues – and an appeals court majority agreed – that both suspects had neither a legal expectation of privacy nor Fourth Amendment protection because both considerations evaporate the moment that any text message arrives on any phone. The Electronic Frontier Foundation is urging the state’s Supreme Court to overturn that decision and recognize that “text messages are the 21st Century phone call.”
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EFF urges court to protect privacy of text messages

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