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The US Government Can Track Your Location at Any Time Without a Warrant


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: rights to privacy, personal privacy, police, security, law, courts, freedoms, government, ethics, usa, politics )

Cal
- 804 days ago - motherjones.com
Is law enforcement tracking your cell phone's GPS more like intercepting a phone call or tailing someone on the street? A federal court decision says it's more like following you...



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Jason S. (57)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:55 pm
Very bed things for government to be doing
 

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 6:57 pm
thats BS thanks Cal noted
 

Angela N. (0)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 7:03 pm
thanks
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 8:12 pm
goody..
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 10:16 pm
Is Webster soon going to have to remove the word 'privacy' from the dictionary?
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 11:17 pm
Thanks for the heads up.
 

Alexandra Rodda (177)
Friday August 17, 2012, 12:34 am
Why did they not get a warrant? Probably not enough evidence. In that case, this surveillance is not waeeanted or legal, even if it was ordered by a judge.
 

Patty L. (63)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:34 am
This GOP mindset and grip on our country is blatantly Partisan and divisive. they are setting up for a coup in November. Yelling 'Voter Fraud," they are disenfranchising voters in sates that previously voted Democrat in 2008. since 2000, there have been 10, (that's right:TEN) cases of voter fraud across the United States. If the GOP is successful with their plan in November, "Big Brother" will have arrived1
 

Robert O. (12)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:38 am
Big brother at work. Privacy is going to become a thing of the past and an antiquated notion.
 

ellen m. (222)
Friday August 17, 2012, 2:06 am
I don't count on privacy now, or have i for a long time...a sad commentary to be sure.

My partner constantly jokes that "when they come knocking at the door to get you..i don't know you".
I already know he's NOT joking, but with the unholy birth of the NDAA, nothing about this whole mess surprises me... Thanks cal
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday August 17, 2012, 4:07 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 17, 2012, 4:10 am
Noted.
 

Elaya Raja (39)
Friday August 17, 2012, 4:26 am
Noted...
 

John Gregoire (258)
Friday August 17, 2012, 5:33 am
Don't have one, don't use them and don't plan to. has nothing to do with tracking but a belief that society is in deep trouble thanks to this technology.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday August 17, 2012, 6:33 am
Thanks.
 

SANDRA ROCHA (146)
Friday August 17, 2012, 6:33 am
Noted. Thank you Cal.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Friday August 17, 2012, 1:10 pm
Not on days when I don't have my phone, they're not.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Friday August 17, 2012, 7:45 pm
I don't have a cell phone. Maybe they are listening on my land line? Or my contraption with two tin cans and a string? can they read my lips? Maybe we will all have to resort to wearing hats of aluminum so they can't read our minds?
So reassuring, we may be forgotten, but never lost. You'd think they'd have better things to do, like look for missing children (who ARE or COULD be our future).
 

Devon Leonard (54)
Friday August 17, 2012, 9:50 pm
There is that Big Brother flavor about all this isn't there.... Are the kid's still reading Orwell in school? Pretty important classic to read.
Combine this with the Drone's and it gets spooky.......
 

Marie W. (66)
Friday August 17, 2012, 10:08 pm
Cell phones or cells?
 

Julian Robert Gonzalez (112)
Friday August 17, 2012, 11:22 pm
More intrusion of your privacy without restraints.No warrants which should be required.
 

jan b. (3)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 5:09 am
If the GOVT of We the People did nothing....like they did prior to 911....people would be outraged if something that bad happened again. So folks---you can't have your cake and eat it too....either we have this kind of security for a different kind of enemy than that of WW2.....or we live in fear that our enemy will not be discovered before it's too late.
 

Ken O. (57)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 8:58 am
Janice, do some research. 9/11 was an inside job not an act of terrorism. The official story just doesn't hold water. It was done for the very reason that our government wanted to do the things they were doing and wanted non-thinking, non-questioning goobers to let them.
 

Michael Barth (43)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 9:27 am
Noted.
 

Ken O. (57)
Saturday August 18, 2012, 5:08 pm
Gloria, by the way, yes they can read lips, they've been doing that with Mob guys for decades. Yes they listen to your land line, they've been doing that for decades as well. They can fly over your house and actually see people in fairly accurate detail inside the house using infrared technology. They can do all of this and get away with it. Cops can shoot you and get away with it using the phrase "was in fear for my life" or "I thought he had a weapon" or "he/she made a threatening gesture" all of which will get them off scott free.
 
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