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Court: Butt Dialers Forfeit Right to Privacy

If you place the call, even accidentally, people can listen in

(Newser) - Butt dialers, be warned: If you inadvertently place a call with your posterior, you have no legal right to privacy about anything you then say. So declares the US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Kentucky, reports Courthouse News Service . The case involves an executive on a Kentucky... More »

Man Butt-Dials 911 While Discussing Murder Plans

Scott Simon charged with first-degree murder after Waffle House dispute

(Newser) - You know that person at the top of your contact list, the one most likely to get an unintended call from your butt? Well, if you're the murderous type, make sure that number isn't 911. This lesson comes too late for Scott Simon, who unintentionally dialed 911 while... More »

40% of NYC's 911 Calls Are Butt Dials

Accidental calls numbered nearly 4M in 2010: report

(Newser) - Nearly 40% of the time a New York City dispatcher answers a 911 call, there’s no actual emergency. Yep, in 2010, two-fifths of all calls to New York’s 911 system were accidental “butt dials,” the New York Daily News reports. A total of 10.4 million... More »

Big Police Problem: 'Butt Dials' to 911

One city says 20% of emergency calls are mistakes

(Newser) - "Butt dials" are becoming a police menace if Evanston, Illinois, is typical. About 20% of the city's 911 calls—around 500 a month—fall under the category of "unintentional" or "abandoned," and police blame most of them on people sitting on their phones or something... More »

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