Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Cellular Betrayal

From Dailykos:

Magistrate Judge Gorenstein of the federal court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion permitting the government to use cell site data to track a cell phone's physical location, without the government having to obtain a search warrant based on probable cause.

Essentially, since the government has not chosen to install a tracking device in our cells, and because we've "chosen" to purchase cells with this tracking device already installed, the Southern District has ruled that no warrant is required.

I'm going to end up living on a hill-top in Montana with a dial-up connection and reinforced firewalls.

6 Comments:

At 11:16 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

If one good thing has come from the Government's intrusion post 9/11, it is the liberals' new found love of privacy rights. [Note: I am aware that Codemorse always had such a love.]

Although this new love does make for strange bedfellows. I just can't imagine Kos cold kickin' it with the Michigan militia.

 
At 1:38 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Naive or not, I've the hope that its not simply liberals who've rediscovered the joys of privacy rights. The sweet, sweet, succulent joys.

And it does create some interesting alliances. But then, that's kinda-sorta what I think democracy's all about at heart.

Aside from privacy rights, liberals have also discovered a new found love for delicious danish pastry. But do you see that reported in the godless, pastry-hating media elite?

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

You see, that's where the godless-hating media elite and I have in common: A virulent apathy toward the pastry. Succulent or not.

 
At 8:55 AM, Blogger Scott Roche said...

Danish pastry, neither Danish, nor pastry. Discuss.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

Is it possible to have virulent apathy? Whether it is or not, I'm using that phrase in the near future.

Cap, is this the time on Schprockets ver ve dance?

 
At 4:54 PM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

I've never heard of it before. But it captures perfectly how I feel about Danish Pastry. I completely don't care about it. Absolute, undeniable apathy.

 

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