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Cellphone Tracking

Court Rules Warrantless Cell Tracking Unconstitutional

AP | CURT ANDERSON | Posted 06.11.2014 | Politics

MIAMI (AP) — Investigators must obtain a search warrant from a judge in order to obtain cellphone tower tracking data that is widely used as evidenc...

Thirteen Ways Government Tracks Us

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Bill Quigley

The advanced technology of the war on terrorism, combined with deferential courts and legislators, have endangered both the right to privacy and the right of people to be free from government snooping and tracking.

Police Surveillance Tactics Raise Privacy Concerns

nytimes.com | Posted 04.01.2012 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance t...

Gerry Smith

Security Researcher Says Phone-Tracking Misunderstood

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 12.05.2011 | Technology

Last week, the controversy over Carrier IQ, a software installed on millions of smartphones that monitors details about users' activities, reached a f...

Who Knows Where I Am? What Do They Do With the Information?

Susan Landau | Posted 12.03.2011 | Technology
Susan Landau

A FOIA request by the ACLUhas revealed a Department of Justice memo showing Verizon keeps tracking data for "a rolling year," T-Mobile officially for 4-6 months, but "really a year or more," AT&T/Cingular since July 2008, Sprint for 18-24 months. That's not all.

License, Registration and iPhone Please

David Coleman | Posted 07.29.2011 | Technology
David Coleman

The path of least resistance seems to be the best response to a police request to examine a car, at least until the officer discovers a text message from a drug-using associate, or contact information about someone who is under suspicion.