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Cops must get a warrant before raiding phones, email, etc
California has passed a law requiring police to obtain a warrant before searching phones, tablets, and other electronic devices, and accounts in cloud services, too.
Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday signed off the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) to require a search warrant for electronic searches. The law means cops will now need to obtain a warrant from a judge in order to retrieve electronic information, including emails, texts, and locational data, on a device or from a hosted service provider. Read more...
iPhone Malware Is Hitting China. Let’s Not Be Next!
Over just the last month, Chinese iPhone and iPad owners have been hit with two distinct iOS mass malware infections. Unlike previous spates of iOS-targeted malware, many of those victims hadn’t jailbroken their phones to install unauthorized apps.
The two back-to-back attacks—one far more sophisticated than the other but both unprecedented in iOS’s history—suggest that complacent iPhone users around the world could be in for the same nasty shock. And if they are, how can they avoid the mistakes that led to China’s outbreaks? Read more...