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Court: No Phone Searches
By Steve Handelsman
(NBC News) The Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday that police officers must first get a search warrant before searching your cell phone.
The Justices ruled that smartphones have so much information on them, they are different than everything else we carry and that police cannot look through a smartphone's call records, contacts, emails, texts or photos.
The decision means police can keep a phone, turn it off and shield it from remote erasure, but they need a warrant to look at the content.