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Cellphone data spying:
It´s not just the NSA

USA Today, by John Kelly

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/9/2013 5:20:09 AM

The National Security Agency isn´t the only government entity secretly collecting data from people´s cellphones. Local police are increasingly scooping it up, too. Armed with new technologies, including mobile devices that tap into cellphone data in real time, dozens of local and state police agencies are capturing information about thousands of cellphone users at a time, whether they are targets of an investigation or not, according to public records obtained by USA TODAY and Gannett newspapers and TV stations. The records, from more than 125 police agencies in 33 states, reveal: • About one in four law-enforcement agencies have used a tactic known

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/9/2013 5:51:15 AM     (No. 9646071)

This is what happens when a president who purposely ignores the Constitution and it´s trickling down to rank and file police agencies.It´s obviously a huge violation of the 4th amendment in all kinds of ways,such as probable cause and illegal search and seizures.What about the TSA searching cars at airport terminals.

When bush was president,the left thought he should have woken up a FISA judge in the middle of the night for every overseas call he intercepted.That was an unmistakably done on a national security basis after 911.The duly passed Patriot Act allowed it on a limited basis.

Nobody knows what the goal is on Obama´s obsessive,compulsive spying on US citizens minding their own business.

Now we have gun confiscations in NY,another violation of the Constitution.The overwhelming number of shootings and other gun crimes are committed by Obama type supporters and nothings ever done to those people.In a lot of cases the gun charge is dropped in plea bargaining.

But what if a cop heard about a drug dealing plot and arrested the perps.The charge would be thrown out based on an illegal search and seisure.

Obama is using spying as a means to map people who he doesn´t like politically.The´re looking for the highest concentrations of people who would be predisposed to be an honest Americans.When all hell breaks loose,homeland security will know where to go after the biggest threat to Obama´s permanent presidency.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 12/9/2013 6:38:21 AM     (No. 9646090)

This goes hand in hand with the increased militarization of local police nationwide. Rather than trying to be part of the community, as so clearly shown in the old Andy Griffin series, they appear increasingly clannish and terminator-like.

Look and act like jack-booted thugs, and you´ll eventually be treated like jack-booted thugs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 12/9/2013 7:31:27 AM     (No. 9646137)

Encryption technology needs to catch up and be widely available, the sooner the better.

The last thing we need is C students, who were diverted into a ´law enforcement´ program as sophomores in high school so they had a chance at graduating on time, now being able to conduct warrantless searches almost constantly while tucked in their cruisers.

I don´t know how many times we have to post the line about absolute power corrupting but there are new illustrations every day.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: chumley, 12/9/2013 7:39:21 AM     (No. 9646145)

I agree completely that this is no good and a 4th amendment violation, at the very least. The government should be defending freedom; not circumventing it.

It is still good to remember that despite the computerized tech, the high frequencies, the encryption and all the bells and whistles, at its heart a cell phone is just a radio. It shoots out and receives electromagnetic waves much as the old CBs and walkie talkies did. As such, it can be intercepted and it can be triangulated.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/9/2013 7:40:57 AM     (No. 9646146)

FTA:" Police maintain that cellphone data can help solve crimes, track fugitives or abducted children or even foil a terror attack."
So, it´s for the childurn?? Well then, by all means, install one in my front yard.


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Reply 6 - Posted by: bkt23, 12/9/2013 8:27:51 AM     (No. 9646204)

Welcome to the Police State.

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