U.S. wants warrantless car bugs

The Obama Administration is appealing the decision made by the Supreme Court that concluded that attaching GPS devices to vehicles requires a warrant.

As reported by Wired, the Obama Administration is appealing the decision made by the Supreme Court last year that concluded that attaching GPS devices to vehicles amounted to an official search — which is constitutionally protected and requires a warrant.

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The authority staunchly claims that a judge's approval should not be required to add a GPS device and track a person's movements. But why not take it a step further, and make electronic ankle-tagging acceptable too if police are allowed to trespass and modify a private car without consent?

Today, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia will hear the government's arguments. As a result of the Supreme Court's original ruling, the government disabled 3,000 GPS devices fitted to U.S. citizen vehicles.

Via: Wired

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This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

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