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Story: Justice Dept. to defend warrantless cell phone tracking

Posted 10-03-2012 at 04:34 AM by hydraMax

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57...hone-tracking/

Hmmm... Giving the U.S. Justice department legal permission to track our movements, via our cellphone signal, 24 hours a day without even mentioning it to a judge... I'm not too sure about that one. Anyone else have doubts?
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    I think it is pretty scary in itself. I think it is also funny how your web access is tracked by your IP address. I have AT&T DSL and the point it shows up on the internet takes me to is 96 miles away from my house. I think it is pretty scary that Facebook and other sites are using your GPS data from your phone to track where you are going. Imagine a tailored advertising when you pass by a Taco Bell, and suddenly you get an ad on your phone for a Taco Bell meal. The technology is here already, and our privacy is already gone.
    - Raj Upadhyaya
    Posted 10-07-2012 at 11:18 PM by Rupadhya Rupadhya is offline
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    There is a difference between marketers using this technology to sell us stuff and the Justice Department tracking our whereabouts without a search warrant. One is an annoyance and the other is a violation of a constitutional guaranteed right, specifically the right to privacy from the government. A search warrant does not require an agency to produce a great deal of evidence to a judge, but that process is exactly that: due process. Thus ends my libertarian rant.
    Posted 10-25-2012 at 03:23 PM by vmccord vmccord is offline
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    Vmccord I agree on your difference. Just today I saw a snippet of a TV show that was telling how women where being tracked and monitored by their husbands or boyfriends using their cell phone signals. In one case, a woman was caught with her new lover by her ex-boyfriend. I think from a technologist's standpoint, it is pretty interesting, but from a consumer of new technology it is pretty frightening. I would like to remain anonymous where I go unless I specifically tell someone. I don't want to be tracked.
    Posted 10-25-2012 at 04:31 PM by Rupadhya Rupadhya is offline
 

  



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