Electronic Tracking Through Your Cell Phone
Declan McCullagh writes on C|Net News:
You may already know this, but your cell phone happens to be a miniature tracking device that can be used to monitor your location from afar.More here.
There are times when knowing your exact location is useful, of course. It would be handy for a phone to help you find a gas station in a pinch, or bleep when you're about to take the wrong highway exit.
But the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice have seized on the ability to locate a cellular customer and are using it to track Americans' whereabouts surreptitiously--even when there's no evidence of wrongdoing.