US seeks cell phone tracking of suspects without warrant

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Sat, 13 Feb 2010 06:47:37 GMT

A US Appeals Court weighs a government petition on whether to allow the police to track down suspected criminals through cell-phone signals without a warrant.

The Federal Appeals Court in Philadelphia has begun working on a government appeal meant to authorize the law enforcement to obtain cell-phone tracking information of suspected individuals from telecommunication companies without having to give a possible reason for their probe.


via US seeks cell phone tracking of suspects without warrant


Cellular user privacy at risk

By Catherine Crump
Philadelphia Inquirer

If you own a cell phone, you should care about the outcome of a case scheduled to be argued in federal appeals court in Philadelphia tomorrow. It could well decide whether the government can use your cell phone to track you – even if it hasn’t shown probable cause to believe it will turn up evidence of a crime.

The American Civil Liberties Union, the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Democracy and Technology will ask the court to require that the government at least show probable cause before it can track your whereabouts.


via Cellular user privacy at risk | Philadelphia Inquirer | 02/11/2010


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  4. Let them listen. Maybe they’ll learn something. Fed employees are people too, and by now likely agree.

    We can google earth anyone on free public wifi (Chainey notwithstanding).

    I Worry more about the radiation from those things, and the texting fees (and carpal tunnel syndrome).

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