Justices raise bar to view cell data

Location privacy at issue in ruling

Posted: June 23, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.
Updated: June 23, 2018 at 4:02 a.m.

John Roberts, chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, speaks Wednesday, May 4, 2016, during the Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference at the John Q. Hammons Center in Rogers.

In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies.

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