Is There a GPS Tracker on Your Car?

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Without your knowledge? Should there be?

Oil change reignites debate over GPS trackers - Yahoo! News



SAN FRANCISCO – Yasir Afifi, a 20-year-old computer salesman and community college student, took his car in for an oil change earlier this month and his mechanic spotted an odd wire hanging from the undercarriage.

The wire was attached to a strange magnetic device that puzzled Afifi and the mechanic. They freed it from the car and posted images of it online, asking for help in identifying it.

Two days later, FBI agents arrived at Afifi's Santa Clara apartment and demanded the return of their property — a global positioning system tracking device now at the center of a raging legal debate over privacy rights.

One federal judge wrote that the widespread use of the device was straight out of George Orwell's novel, "1984".

"By holding that this kind of surveillance doesn't impair an individual's reasonable expectation of privacy, the panel hands the government the power to track the movements of every one of us, every day of our lives," wrote Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in a blistering dissent in which a three-judge panel from his court ruled that search warrants weren't necessary for GPS tracking.
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"search warrants weren't necessary for GPS tracking. "

Maybe maybe not, but I would definitely look on anything attached to my car without my permission as a gift and therefore my property.
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Accountable;1339277 wrote: "search warrants weren't necessary for GPS tracking. "

Maybe maybe not, but I would definitely look on anything attached to my car without my permission as a gift and therefore my property.


I would agree. How was he supposed to know it wasn't a bomb?
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Accountable;1339277 wrote: "search warrants weren't necessary for GPS tracking. "

Maybe maybe not, but I would definitely look on anything attached to my car without my permission as a gift and therefore my property.Until the FBI shows up and says "Dick Cheney". You'd be handing that whateveritis back real quick.
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Ahso!;1339289 wrote: Until the FBI shows up and says "Dick Cheney". You'd be handing that whateveritis back real quick.Said aloud without the spelling, it sounds like a threat of rape, so you're probably right. :D

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