9th Cir. USCA: OK For Feds To Treat Phones To Function As “Roving Bugs”

“The Ninth Circuit of Appeals ruled on July 20 that agents of the federal government may use a cellphone as a microphone and record the conversations overheard even when the phone itself is not being used otherwise.” Read “Ninth Circuit OKs Feds Use of Cellphones as Roving Bugs” by Joe Wolverton, II. See, United States v. Oliva, (9th Cir. 2012)