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iPhone Privacy Breach in the Courtroom Leads to Mistrial

For centuries, jurors have been banned from seeking information on a trial from outside of the courtroom. The advent of the iPhone and BlackBerry have made that nearly impossible to enforce. Last week, just such a deliberation-room privacy breach led to a mistrial in a Florida drug trial. How will technology change the way we try crimes in an isolated setting? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

To read more on the case, visit the original New York Times article:

Mistrial by iPhone: Jurors’ Web Forays Are Upending Trials

John Sileo, Identity Theft Expert and Curious Privacy Guy