ACLU finds police are tracking cell phones
0. phoneArena 02 Apr 2012, 15:06 posted on
The ACLU, or American Civil Liberties Union, sent out public records requests on cell phone location tracking to 383 law enforcement agencies across the nation. So far a little over 200 have responded and of that 200, only 10 have reported that they no not track cell phones...
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1. rallyguy (Posts: 579; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
The ACLU is hyping this up. No surprise that different departments have different policies. Find me 200 IT companies that all have the same policies. In fact Google and everyone else is probably tracking 100 times the amount of information than law enforcement is.
I really don't see a problem with the policies listed in this article for the most part. If it's a life threatening situation, or a judge has signed a warrant, what other restrictions do you want?
2. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Read more before going on rants. It's saying that the policies vary from carrier to carrier and seems that some are selling the data, go figure capitalism. ACLU wants to ensure that all times that law enforcement use cell tracking and activating GPS to find someone it is following a guideline set by the law and they aren't just abusing the technology and the sort scope and behind the times law.
3. rallyguy (Posts: 579; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Yeah I got that part. What's your point? You can't compare law enforcement and private companies. Your talking apples and oranges. The title of this article lists "police".
Does the FBI know that you made a reply or read this article? Unless you are a terrorist I doubt it. Does an IT company know? You bet. Companies have been selling info for years. I don't agree with it.
If this was an article about private companies selling out info I agree. But I think the author did a bad job by trying to link the FBI and IT companies together. I fear Google and Facebook looking at my information 1000 times more than the FBI. Have you read the new privacy changes Google made?
4. darktranquillity (Posts: 284; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
If you don't have weight in your pocket, you don't have to be worried on the way.