U.S. Court approves warrantless search of mobile phones

After a drug bust in Indiana, the cell phones of those indicted and arrested were checked and their numbers recorded during the investigations by the police. However, one of those arrested protested against this act as believed it as a violation of his privacy. If the Fourth Amendment is to be consulted, all unreasonable searches are indeed a violation and the person in question refused to part with any information that his cell phone contained and he also refused to reveal his cell phone number. However, when the case was brought in for judgment, the Appeal was rejected and the court not just ruled the suspect in for a 10 year prison sentence but also disregarded his claim for privacy in context if the mobile content checks carried out by the investigating officers.

Apple Plans For Ipad3 Launch in March: This time there will be no Jobs to oversee it

Steve Jobs was perhaps the most recognizable and most cherished innovator of technology who by the simple act of connecting the dots created products that became the most loved brand of technology. Having beaten his rivals at the very beginning of his career, Steve Jobs created a company that was known for its innovation more than anything else. His demise was a shock and speculations were rife about how the company would proceed with its innovative legacy once the mind behind its success was gone never to return like he once did after his initial ouster from Apple. Just before his death, Apple launched the Iphone 4S in place of the much anticipated and eagerly awaited the world over, Iphone 5. When the initial disappointment subsided, people realized the need for a 4S before a 5 can arrive into the market. Apple had outdone itself again.

Smart Phones in Court

In the latest round of legal battles between smart phone makers around the world, Apple has pulled its iPhones and iPads from its German online store but also said that these products will be back soon. This follows a ban placed on Apple products due to a ruling passed last December in favor of Motorola Mobility’s suit in a German Court accusing Apple of illegally using Motorola 3G cellular technology.

Apple’s iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and iPhone4 and various versions of the iPad carry technology related to the 3G UMTS, and are thus the products that have been taken off their site in Germany. On their part, Apple has a temporary stay of execution on the argument that the Motorola patent is essential to the general development of the industry and thus should be licensed in a fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory basis and that Motorola was not following these principles in negotiating a licensing deal. Apple’s spokeswoman said that Motorola has repeatedly refused to license this patent to Apple on reasonable terms despite becoming an industry standard patent about seven years ago.

 

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