> Orals in SCOTUS today. This case is flying under the radar but has huge implications
> for the 4th amendment and privacy in the digital age.
> The government is essentially arguing that by having a cell phone, you are voluntarily
> providing information your phone provides through its network (location, whereabouts,
> movement, logs, etc.) to a third party, and the government can freely access it without
> a warrant.
> The other side will likely argue that having a cell phone isn't really voluntary,
> but a necessity these days. So a warrant is necessary to search the property, digital
> or otherwise.
Interesting. I don't know much about the case but from what you put here I would prefer that government not win but they seem to have the more sensible argument. Cell Phones are not a necessity. Its really annoying to try to meet up with people who don't have cell phones or reach them in an emergency but technically it is not an emergency.