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#4021 of 4065 Michigan Cops are watching you
Apr 20, 2011 (5:37 am)
Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops
ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists.
CelleBriteThe Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program.
A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections.
"Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags," a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device's capabilities. "The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps."
The ACLU is concerned that these powerful capabilities are being quietly used to bypass Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.
#4022 of 4065 Re: Michigan Cops are watching you [gagrice]
Apr 20, 2011 (11:05 am)
"You can't be taken advantage of without your permission."
Just say no.
#4023 of 4065 Re: Michigan Cops are watching you [gagrice]
May 07, 2011 (10:14 pm)
Congress has decided that the Constitution doesn't matter, so why should local cops honor it? This is a clear-cut violation of the fourth amendment.
#4024 of 4065 bumper sticker joke making the rounds
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
May 15, 2011 (6:28 pm)
"Honk if you love Jesus. Text if you want to meet him."
#4025 of 4065 Re: bumper sticker joke making the rounds [steve_]
May 21, 2011 (9:49 am)
I want to meet him! Just not for the next thirty years or so...
#4027 of 4065 Re: from Tom Dingus at VA Tech Transpiration Institute [steve_]
Jun 27, 2011 (10:44 am)
I can believe it. Phone yapping pisses me off and is a danger, but it's not creating carnage out there - as I swear half the people on the road around here sometimes have a phone to their ear.
Texting on the other hand...
#4028 of 4065 Re: from Tom Dingus at VA Tech Transpiration Institute [steve_]
Jun 28, 2011 (6:14 am)
The issue is cell phone driving is not just another form of distracted driving. Even my wife's amazed at the number of avoidance maneuvers I had to do on the road when she is in the car with me as I have been cut off and side swiped by people on the phone or texting.
Or people going 40 in the left lane on a 55 mph road because they are not really paying attention. This type of stupidity creates other issues as drivers attempt to pass on the right.
There are a number of drivers that went home safely because I was watching their backs by actually driving my vehicle. Although those jerks don't know it they have me to thank.
So while I have not been in this thread in a while my stance hasn't changed. Drivers who hold the phone to their ear or text, or whatever, should be dealt with in a heavy headed way.