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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    They been doing this for years. It started under Bush and when the iPhone became "popular".. since it is so easy to hack.
    It's called jailbreaking. BTW, I called Bush the other day to get your phone records.
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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    According to you, phone technology was never used by the police/government against private citizens before Bush. Yeah, sure.
    Hey Pete thinks Bush is the Devil Incarnate, so no one can mess with you like Bush could. I mean Clinton's possession of all those FBI files was accidental.
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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    We have common ground here. What police departments are doing violates the 4th Amendment against unreasonable searches. This is one of the reasons I refuse to buy a cell phone. It's not that I have anything to hide. I don't. But my privacy is none of the government's damn business.
    It is amazing you haven't purchased a cell phone yet. Actually, amazing to me because I don't know many people without one. It is none of their business what you are doing with your phone..
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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    It is amazing you haven't purchased a cell phone yet. Actually, amazing to me because I don't know many people without one. It is none of their business what you are doing with your phone..
    Hey, I give Dan credit for having an electric guitar. He just doesn't realize that the FBI can listen to every song he plays down the powerline; they even know when he plays a wrong note.
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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Using a cellphone's GPS to track someone? I have no problem with that.

    You can legally do that -- why shouldn't law enforcement be able to do the same thing?

    Cell phone tracking | Cell phone GPS tracker
    It is more dubious than you having your GPS on and being tracked (many people keep them off for power reasons as well as privacy)

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    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, records show.

    In California, state prosecutors advised local police departments on ways to get carriers to “clone” a phone and download text messages while it is turned off.
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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    It is more dubious than you having your GPS on and being tracked (many people keep them off for power reasons as well as privacy)

    From the article:
    When you turn your phone off, it doesn't stop you from being tracked. You must remove the battery.
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    Re: Police Are Using Phone Tracking as a Routine Tool

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    It is more dubious than you having your GPS on and being tracked (many people keep them off for power reasons as well as privacy)

    From the article:
    Cloning a phone is definately UNREASONABLE, and if it takes effort to get messages then they are not public domain and should require a warrant. Are they doing this with a court order? Though text messages are over the air, a reasonable person would assume that they are not generally available to anyone but the intended receiver.
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