Something similar is now happening with medical records.
Who actually didn’t know this ?
300,000 towers and they want to set up how many of those windmills across the fruited plains?
It’s not “all good”.
Before I escaped from America I was the first cell phone agent in my county. All of the phones that I activated had a name associated with the phone number. I can see their following you in that case, but when I went international, the phones were/are programed by sim chip. There is no name or address associated with them unless you choose to be on a contract with the carrier. You can even have an unlimited number of chips, all with different phone numbers.
While I am sure authorities can listen in on a call or read an SMS, they have no way of knowing who it is from.
331,000,000 cell phones means that number of cameras watching your every move. No need for tin foil. This stuff is real.
So if a Nation Voter ID were issued and required to provide a cell phone contract, we could have one person, one vote.... Not an IF but rather reality that people are literally tracked - it would be easy to follow the pings and determine that someone else voted rather than the phone owner as well;)
They make cellphone manufacturers incorporate tracking for the “911” calls. Bull$hit. They told the public it was for “911” but it was really for tracking.
Just like the social security number - a retirement account number that has now illegally become a citizen identification number.
No wonder my battery needs recharging all the time...
Ping. We need that cell phone hacker guy from Castigo Cay.
Meanwhile, intelligent criminals will use a ruse cellphone to lead the authorities on an untamed avian chase.
An us honest citizens will only turn the thing on in an emergency.
They can track you everywhere, but you can’t get a cop to show up within 30 minutes of call.
The Force has a serious disconnect problem.
Great article, but only a start, as one can still shut off a cell phone and remove its battery (well, at least the ones that I still use).
Next they should do a write-up on monitoring of motor vehicles, starting with the very-sophisticated license plate cameras, called “Amber Alert Cameras”. They simply record every single car going past and put it into a database. Later, if there’s an Amber Alert, the cops just access the database...or if the pigs are just curious about where certain people are driving - they can pull that info by license plate (or other ways). There are also transponder readers not only on our toll roads in Houston, but also plastered on all of our freeways (look up at that backside of freeway signs here in Houston if you don’t believe me). So if you have a transponder, they know where you’ve been and when - toll road or not.
Finally, Smart Meters do a great job of letting them know when you wake up, when you leave for work, when you get home, and when you’re on vacation.
And keep in mind that the Transponder Readers are (likely) used by the Department of Transportation (government workers, but not police), and Smart Meters send their info to private companies, which can do as they please.
This technology can also be used to mislead those unwanted spies. Turn your cell phone on and toss it in the nearest garbage truck while it’s on its rounds ... Or buy one of those cheapies and “accidentally” drop it in the tank of a honey wagon. Then let the snoops come after it.
So tell us, O Wise Latina, what your opinion would have read, had the case been titled instead, U.S. vs. Limbaugh? U.S. vs. Levin? Or vs. Palin?
Signify to us, O Wise Latina.
The old, 19th-century way of stating that is, "No man's life, liberty, or property is safe when the Legislature is in session."