Monday, February 13, 2006

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.

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.

More here.


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