Friday, February 12

Thanks to Your Cell Phone, Authorities Know Where You Are at All Times

Today, a federal appeals court will begin debating a privacy issue most cell phone users haven;t ever considers; the governments ability to track your location at any time if you are carrying a mobile phone.

With the advancement of cordless communication devices over the past decade, cellular providers have developed the ability to pinpoint your exact location within 150 feet. Kind of scary, right? If you happen to run your car off the road authorities can track your location, but the real reason this has become such a hot topic is the idea that this is a violation of the Fourth Amendment which guards against illegal search and seizure.

Read more about what the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the American Civil Liberties Union are doing to protect authorities from invading Americans privacy in more ways than one.

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