Friday, August 27, 2010

The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves

Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements.
That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant.

Go read the whole thing.


Autumn_Auburn said...

The government does not have the freedom to come onto my property without my consent. Yes, actually, we can expect a certain amount of privacy in our own driveways.

Mr Mayor said...

Highlighting a Time Magazine article about the 9th Circuit? What happened to "FUCK TIME MAGAZINE"????

Pastorius said...

Autumn Auburn,
Hope you're right.