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Cops use Google to Obtain Data About Mobile Devices Near Crime Scenes

Police in North Carolina are attempting to use tech “as a hack for their job” by obtaining warrants to force Google to hand over unique data from all mobile devices within acres of a crime scene.

WRAL out of Raleigh, North Carolina, reported on a recurring tactic that the cops there are employing: using Google as an investigative tool to reveal the identity of every mobile user within areas, which includes both homes and businesses. It’s happened at least four times.

Details may be found in an article in the CSO Online web site at:

Categories: Legal Affairs

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