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It's Perfectly Legal To Track You Via Your Cel Phone

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said the authorities do not need a probable-cause
    warrant to track a suspect's every move via GPS signals from a suspect's mobile phone.

    The 6th US Circuit Court of Appeals, ruling 2-1, upheld a 20-year term for a drug courier
    nabbed with 1,100 pounds of marijuana in a motorhome camper the authorities tracked via his
    mobile phone pinging cell towers from Arizona to a Texas truck stop.

    The decision, a big boost for the government's surveillance powers, comes as prosecutors are
    shifting their focus to warrantless cell-tower location tracking of suspects in the wake of a
    Supreme Court ruling in January sharply limiting the use of GPS vehicle trackers.

    The Supreme Court found law enforcement should acquire probable-cause warrants from judges to
    affix GPS devices to vehicles and monitor their every move...".*

    Ana Kasparian and Cenk Uygur discuss this on The Young Turks:

    http://www.youtube.com/v/LEGDH8VQ_BA
     
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    trafficsource Power Member

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    That's why I don't have mobile phone more than 3 years along. But in my country we do have that kind of law that if they listen your phone then it's....hmmmm how to say it in English....like "my own privacy infractions" and because of that they have to notice about this in writings to this person. I have got that notice 2 times and then you can see all the numbers which they listened and it's sick to see the erotic phone numbers in there which have been calling when drunk...
     
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    neu009 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well metro pcs, boost etc just get that and pay in cash only and you can give them pretty much any info...
     
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    when they first came out (a looong time ago) anyone could listen in with a scanner tuned to the 900 mhz range.
     
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    Both Parties and the Supreme Court have made civil war inevitable, with this case, and several others. The Young Turks suck ass. Seriously. I can't stand listening to them. Everytime I click a YouTube video and those douchebags show up, I click away immediately. These are the people that couldn't figure out how to work the fryer at McDonalds, and yet somehow the imagine themselves capable of delivering the news and (worst) their inane, driveling commentary. They would better serve the Public Good by providing 24/7 coverage of the growth of bacteria in a commode in a public restroom. Maybe they could hand-out paper towels, too.
     
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