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.

The First Feel of Windows 8

Microsoft gave its users the first taste of its latest and most important operating system yet; Windows 8. Users logged on to the Microsoft website to download and get a first look-see on Wednesday. As usual, the feedback till now has been pretty skewed, some loving it without bounds and other hating it. There’s not much to read into the feedback for the teaser, it is just as case of building up euphoria and momentum towards the final release.

The occasion for the release was the Mobile World Congress held in Barcelona, Spain. Microsoft thoughtfully released it during an event that is primarily a platform for Mobile phones and Tablets. The biggest challenge for Windows is going to be its performance on Phones and Tablets. This is the first time in the company’s history an all-gadget OS has made it to the market. The move comes close on the heels of Apple eating into Microsoft’s consumer base with their operating system designed to work on Mac Desktop’s, notebooks, i-Phones and i-pads. The advent of Android has also adversely affected Microsoft’s positioning as a major mobile computing manufacturer.

 

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