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California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking

Computerworld -- The legislation would expand U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting GPS tracking of suspects' vehicles without a warrant.

The California State Assembly Wednesday voted to approve legislation that would prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an individual's GPS-enabled mobile devices without a warrant.


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Submitted Aug 26, 2012 By: doeslayersr
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Aug 31, 2012 5:04:01 AM

Big Brother...
Sounds like CA is trying to do something about it, but in the end, I bet it's leading to more Big Brother.
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GOBUTLER
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 2:04:41 PM

Interesting.....
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sparky808
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:29:48 PM

Thank you for posting.
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91Explorer
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 9:44:39 AM

law expanding Supreme Ct ruling?
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pbug101
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 6:27:10 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:45:50 AM

Ditto - rahcat & judgemobil - all in spite of the Sixth Circus Court of Appeals
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crreed1
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:21:01 PM

they don't have to track me
they can come with me
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cheapchickKY
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:16:23 PM

Doesn't bother me, my vehicle is too old for gps. I don't go anyplace that everyone can't know about.
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N5EXY
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:11:30 PM

If you don't wanna be tracked then turn the darn thing off.
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wild3bill
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:11:20 PM

Too many Bozos in the Gov't are not Law abiding in law enforcement. Note the EPA was using survailance drones in the US as if it was Afghanistan
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judgemobile
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:08:10 PM

nice to know someone still cares about constitutional protections and rights, even for the guilty.
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:07:42 PM

California Assembly finally got one right.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:07:07 PM

If your law abiding, it shouldn't bother you.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:04:50 PM

good for them
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:04:28 PM

Good idea
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:03:08 PM

Not sure about this one.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:02:34 PM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:59:46 PM

Interesting. California has too much of regulations. Some good while some are not and makes taxes higher.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:59:44 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:59:12 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:52:51 PM


Too much electronic stuff in use. I would not want to be carrying a device by which someone could track my every move. It is an invasion of privacy.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:51:38 PM

Ok
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:50:53 PM

Nice...way to go Cali!
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:50:29 PM

Criminals have more rights than victems.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:49:45 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:48:42 PM

I totally agree with this one, no tracking without a warrant.
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jim27106
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:46:35 PM

If they track an innocent man using his smartphone there is no penalty.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:38:39 PM

so?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:37:25 PM

agree to ban
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:36:35 PM

California is a mess.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:36:23 PM

Interesting. Big Brother
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:36:03 PM

would that really stop them?
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Homito
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:35:50 PM

interesting.
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Homito
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:35:31 PM

private policy....
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MG_Sputnik
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:35:26 PM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:35:04 PM

What does have to do with the price of gas?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:34:28 PM

I agree with this law.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:32:29 PM

It's California, thats all that can be said.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:31:04 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:28:07 PM

gotta get tech savvy
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:28:00 PM

who in the %$^$ cares?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:27:54 PM

I woer if they realize they are bankrupt and should be dealing with that issue?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:26:14 PM

do they really not have anything better to do than this in california?
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:25:37 PM

good
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:24:17 PM

good
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splitrman
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:20:02 PM

Honest citizens have nothing to worry about. It just allows criminals more opportunity to commit crime.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:19:29 PM

They will still track ya and they aren't the only ones doing it either.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:14:29 PM

Not likely to slow them down much less stop them.

They will get rubber stamp warrants.

Privacy is only by being totally off the grid. All grids. All the time.

Good luck with that.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:14:02 PM

Hum, ok.
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Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 10:13:48 PM

You should need a warrant to track someone.
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