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Wired | 11.29.17

Supreme Court Must Understand: Cell Phones Aren’t Optional

Julia Ticona, Andrew Selbst

On Wednesday Nov. 29th, the Supreme Court heard Carpenter vs. U.S., a 4th amendment case on cell data access. Postdoctoral scholars Julia Ticona & Andrew Selbst urged the court to understand that cell phones aren’t voluntary in this day and age.

“The justices will surely understand that without any alternatives for accessing online services, vulnerable (and over-policed) populations will be unable to make meaningful choices to protect their privacy, amplifying the disadvantages they already face.”

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