In the past two days, there have been two major developments relating to cell phone privacy. First, in the UK, verdicts were returned for Andy Coulson and Rebekah Brooks in the infamous News International phone hacking scandal. Verdicts on the charge of conspiring to commit misconduct in a public office are also pending against Coulson and former editor Clive Goodman.
The second major development was a unanimous ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that police need warrants to search the cell phones of people they arrest.
These developments reveal two distinct ways in which our privacy is threatened Continue reading Cell phone privacy and hacking