Re: That would be "US" cops then.
Well, everything in the article appeared US centric to me.
Let's see, "Police in some states can now access your phone location data without a warrant", I don't recall any Commonwealth nation having states, save Australia. That's in the first paragraph.
In the second paragraph, MetroPCS is mentioned, I don't recall that organization being operated in any Commonwealth nation, perhaps I'm wrong though, they might be operating in Canada.
In the third paragraph, "Police grabbed the records under the 1986 Stored Communications Act", no Commonwealth nation has a "1986 Stored Communications Act".
Someone either has a reading comprehension problem or that someone is phenomenally dense.