In Pictures: 8 privacy-destroying technologies that should scare you

Technology is not evil, only its use or misuse.

Police using data-extraction devices on cell phones A cop asks for you license, registration, and cell phone. In his car, your phone is connected to Cellebrite to download your text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data. Your four-digit security code can't hide your naughty sexting. The law is on your side in this -- for now. The Michigan State Police, the first force in the nation to adopt Cellebrite, only uses the devices after obtaining a search warrant or the phone's owner's consent. But given the histories of some police departments, I'm wary.

Cellebrite's products are used to transfer your data from an old phone to a new one at a cell phone story, so this is another case of questionable use of good technology.

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