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Cop: Dad Sexted With Teen as Son Baked in Car

Justin Ross Harris makes first court appearance

(Newser) - Justin Ross Harris exchanged sexually explicit messages and nude photos with six women as his 22-month-old son baked to death in a hot car—including one 17-year-old, police detective Phil Stoddard testified today, as Harris appeared in court for a probable cause hearing. Harris' lawyer objected repeatedly during the testimony,... More »

Big Brother May Be Tracking Your Cell Phone

Judges are turning over tracking data from phones without probable cause

(Newser) - Federal investigators pursuing drug traffickers, fugitives and other criminal suspects often get court orders to obtain tracking data from cell phones, and they're frequently granted the orders without showing probable cause. That worries privacy advocates, especially in light of the fact that new cell phone services are providing an unprecedented... More »

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