Wednesday, November 09, 2011

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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