cell phones http://news.stlpublicradio.org en U.S. Supreme Court Rules Authorities Need Warrants For Cell Phone Searches http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-rules-authorities-need-warrants-cell-phone-searches <p>In a landmark decision protecting Americans' digital privacy, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday that police almost always need to get warrants to search the cell phones of people they arrest.</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:26:15 +0000 William Freivogel 37515 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org U.S. Supreme Court Rules Authorities Need Warrants For Cell Phone Searches Pot, Sex And Cigs Among The Focus Of New Illinois Laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/pot-sex-and-cigs-among-focus-new-illinois-laws <p>With the start of the new year, hundred of laws are taking effect in Illinois. The marquee issues include marijuana, cell phone use, sex education and littering. But all sorts of laws will become enforceable, dealing with everything from special license plates to health-and-safety requirements. For a comprehensive list, go to the <a href="http://quincyjournal.com/above-the-fold/2013/12/30/new-laws-go-into-effect-in-illinois-in-2014/">Quincy Journal</a>.</p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:28:39 +0000 Donna Korando 32647 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Pot, Sex And Cigs Among The Focus Of New Illinois Laws Mayor Signs New Restrictions On Sale Of Used Cellphones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mayor-signs-new-restrictions-sale-used-cellphones <p>A measure that law enforcement officials say reduces the market for stolen cellphones is now law in the city of St. Louis.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 23:02:45 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 7601 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mayor Signs New Restrictions On Sale Of Used Cellphones St. Louis leaders propose cell phone ordinance http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-leaders-propose-cell-phone-ordinance <p>People wanting to resell mobile phones in St. Louis would face tough new restrictions under a newly proposed ordinance.</p><p>Mayor Francis Slay and Alderman Craig Schmid announced the legislation in a news release Friday.</p> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 17:23:23 +0000 The Associated Press 4677 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis leaders propose cell phone ordinance New Mo. law on cellphone tracking gets busy signal with lawsuit http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-mo-law-cellphone-tracking-gets-busy-signal-lawsuit <p>Remember <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1108&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">that law</a> which would make it easier for police to track people's cellphone signals during emergencies? Well, it went into effect today, and there is already a lawsuit filed challenging it.</p><p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:49:10 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 4427 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Mo. law on cellphone tracking gets busy signal with lawsuit On a phone? Driving a car? In Illinois? Make sure you're not breaking any of these new laws http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/phone-driving-car-illinois-make-sure-youre-not-breaking-any-these-new-laws <p>Illinois drivers are coming under more pressure to stay off their cellphones.</p><p>Gov. Pat Quinn<a href="http://www.illinois.gov/PressReleases/ShowPressRelease.cfm?SubjectID=3&amp;RecNum=10411"> signed four laws Friday</a> aimed at making roadways safer.</p><p>Three of them confront the problem of drivers becoming distracted by talking and texting on their cellphones, something that U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has called a &quot;national epidemic.&quot;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 18:33:08 +0000 The Associated Press 4154 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org On a phone? Driving a car? In Illinois? Make sure you're not breaking any of these new laws Missouri no-call list extends to cellphones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-no-call-list-extends-cellphones <p>Missouri cellphone users can now register their numbers on the state&rsquo;s no-call list under a bill signed by Governor Jay Nixon Thursday.</p><p>The law prohibits telemarketers from calling or texting those who sign up and gives the attorney general&rsquo;s office the power to punish violators. &nbsp;</p><p>Attorney General Chris Koster says the law expands Missouri&rsquo;s no-call list enacted 12 years ago for land lines. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 21:18:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 3916 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri no-call list extends to cellphones Mo. AG Koster warns of 'smishing' scam targeting smart phones http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-ag-koster-warns-smishing-scam-targeting-smart-phones <p>The <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/">Missouri Attorney General&rsquo;s office</a> is warning the public of a new scam that&rsquo;s targeting smartphone and cellphone users.</p><p>The scam is known as&nbsp;&quot;smishing,&quot; and it&nbsp;involves text messages telling recipients that they&rsquo;ve won prizes or gift cards from big-name retailers such as Wal-Mart or Costco and instructs them to claim them by clicking on a link.&nbsp; <a href="http://ago.mo.gov/koster_bio.htm">Attorney General Chris Koster </a>(D)&nbsp;says clicking the link will infect phones with malware that gives identity thieves access to personal information. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 22:21:02 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3903 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. AG Koster warns of 'smishing' scam targeting smart phones Cell phone tracking bill in Mo. Gov. Nixon's hands http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cell-phone-tracking-bill-mo-gov-nixons-hands <p>Among the more than 110 bills passed by Missouri lawmakers this year is <a href="http://house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB1108&amp;year=2012&amp;code=R">one designed to help law enforcement officers track a missing person </a>through the potential victim&rsquo;s cell phone signal.</p><p>If signed by <a href="http://gov.mo.gov/">Governor Jay&nbsp;Nixon</a> (D), the bill would require cell phone companies to provide police with the location of any customer who&rsquo;s been reported missing or believed to be in danger.&nbsp; The sponsor,<a href="http://house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2012&amp;district=054">&nbsp;State Rep.&nbsp;Jeanie Lauer </a>(R,&nbsp;Blue Springs), says it&rsquo;s in response to the <a href="http://kelseysarmy.org/">2007 kidnapping and murder of Kelsey Smith </a>in the Kansas City area. Thu, 31 May 2012 22:25:06 +0000 Marshall Griffin 3827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cell phone tracking bill in Mo. Gov. Nixon's hands Mo. House OKs adding cellphones to No Call List http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-oks-adding-cellphones-no-call-list <p>Legislation allowing Missourians to&nbsp;place their cellphone numbers on the state&#39;s telemarketing No Call&nbsp;List is moving forward.</p><p>The House voted 147-0 Thursday for the bill allowing the&nbsp;addition of cellphones to the list, which would put them off-limits&nbsp;to most solicitations by phone call or text message. Sponsoring&nbsp;House member Todd Richardson, a Republican form Poplar Bluff, says&nbsp;expanding the registry would protect the privacy of Missourians.</p><p>The legislation moves to the Senate, which has already endorsed&nbsp;a similar bill.</p> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 19:34:22 +0000 The Associated Press 3480 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House OKs adding cellphones to No Call List