• Feds can't ask Google for every phone in a 100-meter radius, court says

    26 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Federal courts in the Chicago area have three times rejected government applications for warrants to force Google to produce a list of smartphones near two particular commercial establishments during one of three 45-minute intervals. The most recent ruling was handed down last week and was recently made public .
    The decisions are significant because Google has reported massive growth in law enforcement use of such "geofence" searches. Google says there was a 1,500 percent increase between 2017 and 2018 and a further 600 percent jump from 2018 to 2019. That's a hundredfold increase...
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