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Search Warrants for Smartphones?

Should smartphones, owing to their complex nature, be subject to search warrants?

Today’s mobile phone is a complex beast. The data storage of modern day smartphones is akin to that of late-1990s personal computers. The telephone part of the smartphone seems to be secondary to its apps, built-in camera, video files, and its storage capacity. Back in 1999, storing 20 names on your phone was bleeding edge.