Sunday, February 14, 2010


This administration is pushing the edges of state power every chance they get. When your government wants to track you through cell phone info without having to get a warrant the cliff is close. "the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'--whereabouts. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that "a customer's Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records" that show where a mobile device placed and received calls."
Something not mentioned here but is mentioned in a few other places is your cell phone can also be used as a microphone. I thought when Obama talked about transparency he was talking about government openness, 1984 here we come.

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