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Cell Phone Location Surveillance: Now at a Police Dept Near You!


Law enforcement tracking of cellphones, once the province mainly of federal agents, has become a powerful and widely used surveillance tool for local police officials, with hundreds of departments, large and small, often using it aggressively with little or no court oversight, documents show.  In cities in Nevada, North Carolina and other states, police departments have gotten wireless carriers to track cellphone signals back to cell towers as part of nonemergency investigations to identify all the callers using a particular tower.  Read more at NYTimes.com  & Cato-at-Liberty.org  

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One thought on “Cell Phone Location Surveillance: Now at a Police Dept Near You!

  1. How on earth can people think this is okay?

    Posted by adams4nchouse | April 3, 2012, 11:57 pm

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