bs0d3 writes: Right now the police and FBI are using gps tracking devices, stingrays, and other tracking technologies... without a warrant. They can read your personal emails without a warrant, they can recall your phone call history, all without a warrant. These are clear violations of the fourth amendment but time and time again the courts are ruling that the fourth amendment doesn't protect people who use modern technology. That's why Senator Ron Wyden is acting now. This week Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Mark Kirk (R-IL), and Jason Chaffetz (D-UT) announced a bill with bipartisan support. The bill: The Geolocation Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS), provides sorely needed legal clarity for the use of electronically-obtained location data that can be used to track and log the location and movements of individual Americans. G.P.S. is supported by the American Civil Liberties Union, Americans for Tax Reform, Competitive Enterprise Institute, Center for Democracy and Technology, Constitution Project, and Electronic Frontier Foundation. The full text of the bill can be read here.
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