California Supreme Court rules unwarranted search of text messages legal

Time to clear out anything from your private texts that you don’t want anyone to see if you’re in CA. The Supreme Court has declared that it is now legal to include your SMS messages in the list of things that can be checked without a warrant. The ruling states that your missives folder is now part of your “incidentals”, which also includes your pockets or bags, and can be checked without reason.

The ruling was challenged by two judges, who stated:

Never before has it been possible to carry so much personal or business information in one’s pocket or purse.

What do you think of this decision? Be sure to let us know in the comments.

[via phonearena]

  • Cesar Gandara

    Like I said. I don’t worry much about this. I don’t write or do illegal things that can be held against me. So if you fear what’s done in the dark will soon come to the light, you better start deleting LOL.

  • ceez

    I don’t worry much about this since im not doing or writting anything illegal. If you have something to fear then you better start deleting stuff, lol.

  • curse

    I don’t have anything to hide but I still close the door to the loo, even if I’m alone home.
    They take away your freedom bit by tiny bit, so you don’t notice it until it’s too late…
    Our fancy phones also got GPS and other tracking possibilities.