Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Unsung Heroes of Ham Radio and their work on Sept. 11

  911r4 by skymaster600

Originally from BBC 4.

High court troubled by warrantless GPS tracking


At first blush my brain screams that this is a fourth amendment violation. Upon further thought however - this really is no different than if the feds, police or even your ex-girlfriend just follows you. As they say, you "have no reasonable expectation of privacy in your public movements".

The thing is the same rule applies in the other direction. Police / feds also have no reasonable expectation of privacy in their public movements. If this is allowed to stand it would be perfectly legal for a citizen to "equip" every police and federal vehicle with a tracker and setup a website showing those locations in real time.

Lets watch the watchers!

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