Category Archives: Cell site location information

WaPo: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint suspend selling of customer location data after prison officials were caught misusing it

WaPo: Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint suspend selling of customer location data after prison officials were caught misusing it by Brian Fung: Verizon, AT&T and Sprint will no longer share its customers’ location information with several third-party companies who failed … Continue reading

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LA3: Ping order for def’s cell phone was based on exigency

The police ping request to locate defendant’s phone to locate him was based on clear exigent circumstances. Thus, it did not violate the Stored Communications Act, 18 U.S.C. § 2702(c)(4). State v. Malveaux, 2018 La. App. LEXIS 1082 (La. App. … Continue reading

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ZDNet: US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data

ZDNet: US cell carriers are selling access to your real-time phone location data by Zack Whittaker: LocationSmart, a California-based technology company, is one of a handful of so-called data aggregators. It claimed to have ‘direct connections’ to cell carrier networks … Continue reading

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CA5: When govt addresses GFE, defendant must respond or waive it

In the Fifth Circuit it’s good faith first, probable cause second. The government addressed good faith in its brief, but defendant didn’t in his. Good faith prevails. United States v. Carroll, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 12280 (5th Cir. May 10, … Continue reading

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NYTimes: Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too

NYTimes: Service Meant to Monitor Inmates’ Calls Could Track You, Too by Jennifer Valentino-DeVries:

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S.D.N.Y.: No standing to complain of CSLI for somebody else’s phone

Defendants have no standing to challenge the seizure of CSLI on telephone numbers they don’t complain are theirs. United States v. Pizarro, 2018 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 60539 (S.D. N.Y. Apr. 10, 2018).* Police seizure of an SD card was by … Continue reading

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Just Security: Opinion: Congress Should Place More Limits on Cellphone Location Tracking After Carpenter

Just Security: Opinion: Congress Should Place More Limits on Cellphone Location Tracking After Carpenter by by Jake Laperruque:

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CA5: GFE applies to Texas DPS officers accessing E911 data to locate his phone with a court order (third opinion in case)

The good faith exception applies to Texas DPS officers accessing E911 data to locate his phone with a court order. [This is the third opinion in the case, and rehearing en banc was denied on a 7-8 vote.] United States … Continue reading

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U.S. News & World Report: AP Explains: How a Phone May Have Steered Hunt for Bomber

U.S. News & World Report: AP Explains: How a Phone May Have Steered Hunt for Bomber by Michael Liedtke:

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TechCrunch: Report: Police are now asking Google for data about all mobile devices close to certain crimes

TechCrunch: Report: Police are now asking Google for data about all mobile devices close to certain crimes by Connie Loizos:

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MA: CSLI warrant based on unsupported hearsay suppressed

The 2008 CSLI warrant here was based on a “conclusory statement” of witness statements being credible and “bereft of the factual details required to establish probable cause.” It had to be suppressed. (Based on Fourth Amendment and state constitution.) Commonwealth … Continue reading

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MN: Shoplifter placed stuff in her purse, and that made it subject to search incident

Defendant was observed shoplifting and put the allegedly stolen item into her purse. Outside, a struggle ensued, and defendant handed her purse off to another. It was subject to search incident because it was evidence [and an instrumentality] of the … Continue reading

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