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Lions_fan Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 04:18 PM
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Supreme Court considers warrantless GPS tracking
By Brendan Sasso - 11/08/11 03:17 PM ET
The federal government asked the Supreme Court on Tuesday to allow police to place Global Positioning System (GPS) devices on people's cars to track their movements without a warrant.

In a case that could have far-reaching implications for how police can use technology to monitor individuals, the justices grilled lawyers from both sides during oral arguments but expressed concern about the possibility of allowing for a surveillance state similar to the one in George Orwell's classic dystopian novel, 1984.

"If you win this case, then there is nothing to prevent the police or the government from monitoring 24 hours a day the public movement of every citizen of the United States," Justice Stephen Breyer said to the government's attorney. "So if you win, you suddenly produce what sounds like 1984."

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/192...
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-08-11 04:22 PM
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1. Can they also consider warrentless wiretapping too?
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