The case comes at a moment of renewed interest and concern for how government and law enforcement are using cellphones to track people. While the case is not likely to have an immediate impact on the practices of the NSA, it may create a new opening in that debate down the road. "Some of the discussion in the court opinion that talks about technology can very easily be parlayed into other court challenges," Hanni Fakhoury, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, told Newsweek. "It triggers a different way of looking at the Fourth Amendment. That's something that's going to play a very large role in the debate and in the legal challenges with NSA surveillance and cellphone tracking.
Friday, June 27, 2014