The California Supreme Court ruled today that police may search your cell phone without a warrant:
The California Supreme Court allowed police Monday to search arrestees’ cell phones without a warrant, saying defendants lose their privacy rights for any items they’re carrying when taken into custody.
Yes so upon your arrest all property you have automatically becomes property of the state. I’m not surprised really. What other outcome could you expect? The state is restricted only be the interpretation of law and the state is the one who interprets the law therefore they can do whatever the fuck they want.
Being able to do this is simply the state’s way of bypassing the requirement of needing a warrant to get phone records. If a cop can dig through your phone without a warrant that means they basically have your phone records on hand. Neat little bypass, huh?