A U.S. appeals court has ruled against privacy, in a landmark case that will allow authorities to obtain a person’s cellphone location without a warrant.
The ruling marks a major setback for privacy advocates who claim that the U.S. government can now effectively track any citizen without their knowledge or permission.
The full 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, voted 12-3 that the federal government can access the user data due to the fact that it had already been disclosed to a third party.
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