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How do police tap cell phones?

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2012-06-04 20:22:47
2012-06-04 20:22:47

They get a signed warrant from a judge to tap phones/cell phones. They have to prove to the judge that there is reasonable cause to do this before they can get the warrant. Under the Homeland Protection Act some of the protections against tapping phones are weaker than they use to be so it is easier to get the warrant.

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