States passing laws to ban high-tech police snooping on mobile phones

PhoneWarrantless tracking by police using a person’s cell phone or other personal device is being banned by a growing number of states in the latest legislative battle against government snooping. Three states — Indiana, Maine and Montana — have already limited police use of cell phone signals to track a person’s movements without a search warrant. Bills to curtail the practice are moving through 15 other state legislatures, according to a list from the American Legislative Exchange Council…

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