Good News? Maybe. Supreme Court Says Cell Phone Searches Need Warrants

By: Monday June 30, 2014 2:32 pm

Does this matter when talking about the NSA’s and the FBI’s technological dragnet? Maybe. Some suggest that law enforcement will work around the new restrictions by seeking perfunctory, expedited warrants automatically for each arrest, or through the use of technologies such as Stingray, which can electronically gather cell conversations without warrant. Stingray can also be used to track a person’s movements without a warrant, negating the old-school GPS devices the Supreme Court declared require a warrant.


Federal Appeals Court Hears Argument on Warrantless GPS Tracking

By: Tuesday March 19, 2013 2:00 pm

A federal appeals court is hearing argument over whether the government should have to obtain a warrant before using GPS tracking. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is in court to argue against warrantless GPS tracking.

Extreme GPS (#SXSWi #HyperGPS)

By: Saturday March 9, 2013 7:52 am

We’ve got an addiction to open GPS.

Since the artificial limits were removed from civilian global positioning during the Clinton administration, GPS has become a ubiquitous technology. We use it not just to navigate but to find lost objects, and engineers have integrated it into their work in a host of other ways. Thanks to drone combat, our war machines are also GPS dependent.

Pervasive Cell Phone Tracking Performed Even By Local Law Enforcement

By: Monday April 2, 2012 8:05 am

Eric Lichtblau, one of the reporting team who exposed President Bush’s warrantless surveillance program, takes a look at its aftermath; with telecoms receiving immunity, police departments feel no compunction against tracking people by their cell phone.

How Far Will the Government Go in Collecting and Storing All Our Personal Data? New FBI Documents Shed Light on the Answer

By: Thursday November 10, 2011 8:45 am

This ubiquitous world-wide surveillance of anyone and everyone should serve as a wake up call for what the future may hold. Rapid deployment of the new technologies uncovered in the FOIA records brings us closer to an extensive and inescapable surveillance state, where we blindly place our hands on electronic devices that capture our digital prints, stare into iris scanning devices that record the details of our eyes, and have pictures taken of different angles of our faces so that the FBI and other federal agencies can store and use such information.

Supreme Court Hears GPS Tracking Case

By: Wednesday November 9, 2011 1:30 pm

The Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of police using GPS tracking devices on your autos without a warrant. The case has dire Fourth Amendment implications, reports the Bill of Rights Defense Committee.

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