Technology Georgia court rules police need a warrant to get data from your car
Bugged cell location data prompts Denmark to review 10,000 court cases
Authorities in Denmark are reviewing more than 10,000 court cases to see if flawed cellphone location data may have led to wrongful convictions, according to The New York Times. The review stems from two recently discovered bugs. The first caused the system police used to convert raw cellphone data into a picture of a device's whereabouts to omit some crucial information. Due to the bug, Danish authorities say the mobile location evidence they presented to the country's courts wasn't as precise as they had initially thought. Police say they fixed the error after discovering it in March.
Your connected car data might be safer from prying eyes -- Georgia's Supreme Courtthat police need a warrant to obtain personal data from cars. The decision overturns an earlier state Court of Appeals ruling that defended police obtaining crash data from a car in a vehicular homicide case. The state and appeals court "erred" by claiming that the data grab didn't violate defendant Victor Mobley's Fourth Amendment rights protecting against unreasonable searches and seizures, according to the Supreme Court.
The Supreme Court determined that a car is included in the "effects" covered by the constitutional amendment. It also found that the state hadn't identified an exception to that rule that would apply in this case, and that claims this would be an "inevitable discovery" (and thus exempt from requiring a warrant before the search) didn't hold up. Police officers weren't even looking for a warrant at the time they took data from the car's Event Data Recorder, according to the ruling.
Body of Missing Mom Jennifer Dulos Was in Estranged Husband's Truck: Arrest Warrant
The girlfriend of Fotis Dulos allegedly told police the body of Jennifer Dulos was in the man's truck. The body of missing Connecticut mother Jennifer Dulos was allegedly in the truck of her estranged husband, according to an arrest warrant filed in support of his arrest Wednesday on a charge of tampering with evidence. The girlfriend of Fotis Dulos, Michelle Troconis, told investigators he had his truck cleaned after his wife went missing "because the body of Jennifer at some point was in there," the warrant said.
Not surprisingly, the reversal has already pleased privacy advocates. The ACLU, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief supporting Mobley in the case, argued that the court had acknowledged the "danger of warrantless access" to car data. Black boxes like the EDR often contain extremely detailed information about not just the behavior of the car, but connections to other systems that can include phone contacts, location history and other sensitive info. The civil rights group also contended that this was no different thanwithout a warrant -- it just happens to be a "computer on wheels," ACLU staff attorney Nathan Freed Wessler said.
Police: Woman embezzled thousands from health agency
HAMDEN — Police arrested a Waterbury woman on larceny charges, claiming she embezzled thousands of dollars from the health care agency at which she worked.
Barring a US Supreme Court challenge, this could have a significant impact on how law enforcement searches cars in the future. Simply put, they'll have to make clear that they either have or are seeking a warrant before they even think of taking data from a car. The timing is appropriate as well. Numerous automakers are developingthat could have a raft of personal data. Without privacy protections, American police could theoretically abuse their power and obtain details about your personal life with few consequences.
Police car burned in Paris: prosecution demands trial for nine people
The Paris prosecutor's office on Friday asked for the dismissal of nine people suspected of burning a police car in May 2016 in court Correctional.
The image caused a strong emotion in May 2016:in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. The prosecutor's office in Paris on Friday, May 12, a trial for nine people suspected of this case, according to a judicial source franceinfo.
On the day of the facts, on May 18, 2016,Unsuccessful attempted murder facts to denounce what they described as "anti-cop hatred". Counter-demonstrators had been repulsed by the police, some of them to the Canal Saint-Martin. It was at this point, Valmy quay, that was violently targeted.
The Paris Public Prosecutor's Office requested the referral to the criminal court of the nine suspects for participation in a group formed to prepare for violence or degrading. On the other hand, it did not retain, which could lead some suspects to the assizes.
For the moment it is only a question of requisitions. The investigating judge in charge of the case will then have to decide on a possible referral to the criminal court or the Assize Court.
Seven of these persons are also being prosecuted for deliberate acts of violence resulting in ITTs (temporary interruptions of work) of more than eight days in the hands of a person in public office, in a meeting, with a weapon, by a person having concealed his face and with premeditation and deliberate destruction by fire or other means likely to create a danger to persons.
Gunman opens fire in Georgia Walmart before killing himself .
A man who fired shots inside a Walmart store in Georgia early Saturday has died after he turned the gun on himself, police said . A 19-year-old man walked into the store in Waycross and started shooting before being confronted by police.© WJAX walmart-georgia.jpg "Officers located the shooter within seconds, at which time he turned the handgun on himself, and delivered a self-inflicted gunshot wound," the Waycross Police Department said.Police said there were workers and customers in the store at the time, but they were all evacuated and no one was hurt.
Police are tracking you and your license plates
A new police technology reads car license plates and records where you drive. The cameras are raising privacy concerns.
Supreme Court Allows Police To Draw Blood From DUI Suspects Without A Warrant | TIME
The Supreme Court says law enforcement officers can generally draw blood without a warrant from an unconscious person suspected of driving drunk or while ...