Thursday, October 13, 2011

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Usually on Thursdays you can listen to me, the voice of wisdom and reason in a wilderness of partisan rhetoric -- no political insanity, no conservative hypocrisy, no liberal foolishness -- just straight talk, straight at you, and that’s no bull!!

But I can't make it today. I'll be back next week to deprogram you.

Big Brother is Watching You

UPDATE III: As I've said for years, big brother is watching you. Read MSNBC, German officials admit using spyware on citizens, as Big Brother scandal grows.

UPDATE II: The government doesn't even need location data from cellphone towers if it uses 'a little known cellphone-tracking device.' Read the Wall Street Journal, 'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash.

UPDATE: "In a series of rulings on the use of satellites and cellphones to track criminal suspects, judges around the country have been citing George Orwell’s '1984' to sound an alarm. They say the Fourth Amendment’s promise of protection from government invasion of privacy is in danger of being replaced by the futuristic surveillance state Orwell described. . .

Last month, Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the Federal District Court in Brooklyn turned down a government request for 113 days of location data from cellphone towers, citing 'Orwellian intrusion' and saying the courts must 'begin to address whether revolutionary changes in technology require changes to existing Fourth Amendment doctrine.'

The Supreme Court is about to do just that. In November, it will hear arguments in United States v. Jones, No. 10-1259, the most important Fourth Amendment case in a decade. The justices will address a question that has divided the lower courts: Do the police need a warrant to attach a GPS device to a suspect's car and track its movements for weeks at a time?"

Read The New York Times, Court Case Asks if 'Big Brother' Is Spelled GPS.

Should a warrant be required before the government can monitor your movement? Read, Obama Administration Fights to Allow Warrantless GPS Tracking.