Officers with the New York Police Department will soon be putting down their pens and setting aside their hefty department-issued memo books in favor of a new mobile phone app that they will use to keep a detailed log of their daily activities on patrol.
February 7, 2020
In a 5-4 vote, the United States Supreme Court ruled on Friday that police must first obtain a search warrant before examining location data — cell tower records that can show a person’s movement for long periods of time — stored on a subject’s mobile phone.
June 22, 2018
Philadelphia's police union just won a first of its kind case in an overtime dispute with the city. At issue was if officers being required to check their phones or email was considered being "on call."
August 17, 2017
Texts and emails sent by public employees on their personal devices or accounts are a matter of public record if they deal with official business, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a unanimous decision.
March 3, 2017
Pelican Products Inc., known for its design and manufacture of high-performance rugged cases, has announced its leading line of smartphone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge. These new Pelican Protector and Voyager models designed for the latest Samsung devices are available now.
April 4, 2016
The Justice Department announced a policy Thursday that will require its law enforcement agencies to obtain a warrant to deploy cellphone-tracking devices in criminal investigations and inform judges when they plan to use them.
September 4, 2015
A federal judge is set to decide whether Chicago police officers should have received overtime pay for answering work-related calls and emails after hours, a case that could help clarify what it means for an employee to be off the clock in the age of smartphones.
August 26, 2015
Pelican Products, Inc., known for its design and manufacture of high-performance rugged cases, today announced its leading line of smartphone cases for the Samsung Galaxy S 6 and Galaxy S 6 Edge. The new Pelican ProGear Protector and Voyager models designed for the latest Samsung devices are available exclusively at AT&T retail stores and att.com/pelican.
April 10, 2015
“There will come a day when it will matter a great deal to the lives of people . . . that we will be able to gain access” to such devices, Comey told reporters in a briefing. “I want to have that conversation [with companies responsible] before that day comes.”
September 26, 2014
The next generation of Google’s Android operating system, due for release next month, will encrypt data by default for the first time, raising yet another barrier to police gaining access to the troves of personal data typically kept on smartphones.
September 19, 2014
Apple said Wednesday night that it is making it impossible for the company to turn over data from most iPhones or iPads to police — even when they have a search warrant.
September 18, 2014
A recent NYPD order prohibits officers from taking photos or video and audio recordings during citizen contacts.
August 18, 2014
The old rules, Chief Justice Roberts said, cannot be applied to “modern cellphones, which are now such a pervasive and insistent part of daily life that the proverbial visitor from Mars might conclude they were an important feature of human anatomy.”
June 25, 2014
Pelican Products, Inc., has announced the launch of the Pelican ProGear Voyager for Samsung Galaxy S 5 Active. Joining Pelican's existing collection of rugged smartphone cases, the new Pelican ProGear Voyager case is now available for purchase exclusively through AT&T.
June 20, 2014
Controversy is brewing over local police use of cell phone surveillance tools to gather mass user data.
June 16, 2014