Feds can now slip a tracking device on your car, in your own driveway, without a warrant

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According to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers nine Western states including Arizona and California, it’s perfectly fine for the government to send agents onto your property to secretly plant a GPS tracking device on your vehicle and follow your movements — all without a search warrant. That’s because, according to a panel of three judges, you have no reasonable expectation of privacy in your driveway, and no reasonable expectation that the government is not tracking you.

Huh?

The January ruling, upheld this month and reported by TIME magazine, pertains to a 2007 investigation of an Oregon resident who was suspected of growing marijuana.

Via Gizmodo

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  • Hello,
    Getting bleeped is getting to be normal.
    If its the truth, on topic and clean,
    whats the problem ? Has it got something
    to do about keeping the topic away from the
    plublic ? Just wondering.
    I was just asking if the loss of private
    property may change the views on other losses.
    Will we loose the right to have privacey about
    our own bodies ? Can they sneak a chip into
    us some where when we’re not looking ?
    If its that simple, to sneak onto private
    property without a warrant, whats next ?

  • Hello,
    Getting bleeped is getting to be normal.
    If its the truth, on topic and clean,
    whats the problem ? Has it got something
    to do about keeping the topic away from the
    plublic ? Just wondering.
    I was just asking if the loss of private
    property may change the views on other losses.
    Will we loose the right to have privacey about
    our own bodies ? Can they sneak a chip into
    us some where when we’re not looking ?
    If its that simple, to sneak onto private
    property without a warrant, whats next ?

  • Question ?
    My note has a statement that says it
    is awaiting moderation. I looked it up.
    Moderate: avoiding extremes; temperate
    in conduct or expression.
    How do I moderate this question?
    Don’t the people have the right
    to know the answer?

    • Hey Dino, sorry about the delay in moderating your comment. Even I take time away from the computer, however! After a user is approved once on a blog, their comments should go through automatically in the future. Thanks for your participation!

  • Question ?
    My note has a statement that says it
    is awaiting moderation. I looked it up.
    Moderate: avoiding extremes; temperate
    in conduct or expression.
    How do I moderate this question?
    Don’t the people have the right
    to know the answer?

    • Hey Dino, sorry about the delay in moderating your comment. Even I take time away from the computer, however! After a user is approved once on a blog, their comments should go through automatically in the future. Thanks for your participation!

  • Free press-
    Does that mean you have to give your papers away ?
    Or does it mean the “we the people” have the right
    to express free speach ?
    You better look for a different meaning because
    every time I try to use this right- I get bleeped.
    If you don’t want my comments, Why does it say
    “WELCOME DINOSR” on my screen ?

  • Free press-
    Does that mean you have to give your papers away ?
    Or does it mean the “we the people” have the right
    to express free speach ?
    You better look for a different meaning because
    every time I try to use this right- I get bleeped.
    If you don’t want my comments, Why does it say
    “WELCOME DINOSR” on my screen ?

  • At the risk of being told to “SHUT UP!”
    I would like to ask one final question.

    Useing the reasons:
    You have no reasonable expectation of privacy on your
    private property.
    and
    No reasonable expectation that the government is not
    tracking you;
    As a long time member of “WE THE PEOPLE” I ask.

    When a Doctor has opened your body to repair it,
    have you given up your right to personal privacy ?
    Useing this reasoning that you have no reasonable
    expectation that the government is not tracking you;
    Do they have the right to insert a tracking chip ?
    I’m not trying to stir up trouble. I just want to know
    how far this reasoning can go.

  • At the risk of being told to “SHUT UP!”
    I would like to ask one final question.

    Useing the reasons:
    You have no reasonable expectation of privacy on your
    private property.
    and
    No reasonable expectation that the government is not
    tracking you;
    As a long time member of “WE THE PEOPLE” I ask.

    When a Doctor has opened your body to repair it,
    have you given up your right to personal privacy ?
    Useing this reasoning that you have no reasonable
    expectation that the government is not tracking you;
    Do they have the right to insert a tracking chip ?
    I’m not trying to stir up trouble. I just want to know
    how far this reasoning can go.

  • Dinosr, you do realize that cities and States are now buying vans equipped with the same body imaging scanners used at airports, don’t you? They will be able to drive down any street and scan at will and unknown to any it’s path.

    btw: those scanners performed at the airports? They are saved, kept and stored contrary to first reports. Where, by whom and why are good questions.

  • Dinosr, you do realize that cities and States are now buying vans equipped with the same body imaging scanners used at airports, don’t you? They will be able to drive down any street and scan at will and unknown to any it’s path.

    btw: those scanners performed at the airports? They are saved, kept and stored contrary to first reports. Where, by whom and why are good questions.

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