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Tag Archives: Cell phones

Baltimore correctional officers face U.S. smuggling charges (access required)

Three correctional officers are among nine people facing federal charges of conspiring to smuggle narcotics, cellphones and tobacco into the Chesapeake Detention Facility in Baltimore, Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur said Wednesday. The alleged scheme, which also included four ...

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4th Circuit sides with phone resale business in lawsuit with Sprint (access required)

Sprint’s terms and conditions do not clearly prohibit customers from reselling their phones, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling reverses a decision that had given the cell phone provider a win in its litigation across ...

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Court of Appeals upholds post-arrest flip-phone search (access required)

The Court of Appeals building in Annapolis

Police officers may open the flip phone of a person they just arrested and examine its screen saver but need a warrant to search the text messages and other information contained within the device in the absence of a public-safety emergency, Maryland’s top court ruled Monday in a trio of decisions.

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FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

FBI Director James Comey gave a stark warning Thursday against smartphone data encryption, saying homicide cases could be stalled, suspects could go free and "justice may be denied because of a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive."

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Phone search? Get a warrant (access required)

Supreme Court

Maryland defense and prosecution attorneys alike welcomed Wednesday’s unanimous Supreme Court ruling that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants.

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Frederick schools may relax cellphone rules

FREDERICK — Frederick County public school officials say they’re considering relaxing restrictions on student cellphone use. The Frederick News-Post reported Thursday that Superintendent Terry Alban says it’s time to update a policy that generally requires students to keep their cellphones ...

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