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Taco John
02-14-2010, 01:33 PM
Feds push for tracking cell phones


"Even though police are tapping into the locations of mobile phones thousands of times a year, the legal ground rules remain unclear, and federal privacy laws written a generation ago are ambiguous at best. On Friday, the first federal appeals court to consider the topic will hear oral arguments (PDF) in a case that could establish new standards for locating wireless devices."

"In that case, the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'whereabouts. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that "a customer's Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records" that show where a mobile device placed and received calls."




http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10451518-38.html

Taco John
02-14-2010, 01:33 PM
What a huge douche.

banyon
02-14-2010, 01:36 PM
repost

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=6526974#post6526974

BIG_DADDY
02-14-2010, 01:50 PM
repost

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?p=6526974#post6526974

SFW, r u 4 it or not?

banyon
02-14-2010, 02:03 PM
SFW, r u 4 it or not?

I gave my answer in detail in the other thread.

Reaper16
02-14-2010, 02:17 PM
I can see both ways on this. I certainly don't like it though.