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Supreme Court Hears Arguments in GPS-Tracking Case
Posted By Sonya Donaldson On November 9, 2011 @ 1:00 am In Location-based services | No Comments
We’ve known for a long time now that “Big Brother is watching.” But a GPS-tracking case now being argued before the U.S. Supreme Court could change Big Brother’s role from “watcher” to “tracker.” And it could affect how we view the role of technology in our everyday lives.
The case involves Antoine Jones, who was suspected of heading up a drug-trafficking ring. The government attached a GPS tracking device to his vehicle and for 28 days, followed his movements in order to build their case and secure an arrest. Jones’s attorney is arguing that his client’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated.
If the U.S. government wins, it could potentially open the floodgates for the use of “pervasive surveillance” technologies by law enforcement.
Read more at Ars technica .
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