Not Logged In Log In   Sign Up   Points Leaders
Follow Us    6:41 AM

GasBuddy News Article

51
votes
California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking

Computerworld -- The legislation would expand U.S. Supreme Court ruling prohibiting GPS tracking of suspects' vehicles without a warrant.

The California State Assembly Wednesday voted to approve legislation that would prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an individual's GPS-enabled mobile devices without a warrant.


Read the Full Article

Submitted Aug 26, 2012 By: doeslayersr
Category: Daily News Article Discussions > Topics Add to favorite topics  
Author Topic: California Assembly OKs bill banning warrantless smartphone tracking Back to Topics
REPLIES (newest first) Post a Reply
Profile Pic
honda0105
Champion Author Tallahassee

Posts:23,397
Points:2,297,915
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Aug 31, 2012 6:04:01 AM

Big Brother...
Sounds like CA is trying to do something about it, but in the end, I bet it's leading to more Big Brother.
Profile Pic
GOBUTLER
Champion Author Indianapolis

Posts:1,560
Points:919,785
Joined:Dec 2011
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 3:04:41 PM

Interesting.....
Profile Pic
sparky808
Champion Author Honolulu

Posts:5,637
Points:1,261,380
Joined:Sep 2011
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:29:48 PM

Thank you for posting.
Profile Pic
91Explorer
Champion Author Dallas

Posts:1,662
Points:1,772,450
Joined:Oct 2009
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 10:44:39 AM

law expanding Supreme Ct ruling?
Profile Pic
pbug101
Champion Author Georgia

Posts:4,508
Points:1,166,765
Joined:Aug 2011
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 7:27:10 AM

ok
Profile Pic
mrjames1818
Champion Author New Jersey

Posts:4,438
Points:2,683,645
Joined:Mar 2004
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 1:45:50 AM

Ditto - rahcat & judgemobil - all in spite of the Sixth Circus Court of Appeals
Profile Pic
crreed1
Champion Author West Virginia

Posts:4,654
Points:3,126,720
Joined:May 2005
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:21:01 AM

they don't have to track me
they can come with me
Profile Pic
cheapchickKY
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:7,128
Points:1,479,115
Joined:Jan 2011
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:16:23 AM

Doesn't bother me, my vehicle is too old for gps. I don't go anyplace that everyone can't know about.
Profile Pic
N5EXY
Champion Author Austin

Posts:8,394
Points:2,196,320
Joined:Jul 2004
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:11:30 AM

If you don't wanna be tracked then turn the darn thing off.
Profile Pic
wild3bill
Champion Author New York

Posts:2,630
Points:1,958,745
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:11:20 AM

Too many Bozos in the Gov't are not Law abiding in law enforcement. Note the EPA was using survailance drones in the US as if it was Afghanistan
Profile Pic
judgemobile
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:10,451
Points:3,132,985
Joined:Nov 2005
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:08:10 AM

nice to know someone still cares about constitutional protections and rights, even for the guilty.
Profile Pic
rahcat
Champion Author Grand Rapids

Posts:5,595
Points:1,351,000
Joined:Jan 2010
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:07:42 AM

California Assembly finally got one right.
Profile Pic
Blue_Cruzer
Champion Author Lexington

Posts:8,894
Points:1,942,465
Joined:Mar 2007
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:07:07 AM

If your law abiding, it shouldn't bother you.
Profile Pic
slkmoo
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:3,811
Points:989,120
Joined:Apr 2012
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:04:50 AM

good for them
Profile Pic
beale055
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:1,292
Points:534,325
Joined:Jan 2012
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:04:28 AM

Good idea
Profile Pic
PrinceLH
Champion Author Ontario

Posts:5,582
Points:1,224,870
Joined:Jun 2011
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:03:08 AM

Not sure about this one.
Profile Pic
ssect8
Champion Author Hartford

Posts:10,119
Points:2,495,965
Joined:Jun 2006
Message Posted: Aug 27, 2012 12:02:34 AM

Sounds good.
Profile Pic
skb69sa
Champion Author San Antonio

Posts:6,127
Points:1,352,425
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:59:46 PM

Interesting. California has too much of regulations. Some good while some are not and makes taxes higher.
Profile Pic
rozellep2
Veteran Author Illinois

Posts:325
Points:1,182,000
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:59:44 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
fedupMN
Champion Author Twin Cities

Posts:5,460
Points:1,145,905
Joined:Mar 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:59:12 PM

ok
Profile Pic
jrsva
Champion Author Virginia

Posts:12,976
Points:2,300,050
Joined:Jan 2006
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:52:51 PM


Too much electronic stuff in use. I would not want to be carrying a device by which someone could track my every move. It is an invasion of privacy.
Profile Pic
ratboy1968
Champion Author Montreal

Posts:5,489
Points:1,235,400
Joined:Oct 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:51:38 PM

Ok
Profile Pic
porotito
Champion Author Houston

Posts:2,276
Points:615,055
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:50:53 PM

Nice...way to go Cali!
Profile Pic
blazerbob91
Champion Author Milwaukee

Posts:7,096
Points:2,522,335
Joined:Aug 2005
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:50:29 PM

Criminals have more rights than victems.
Profile Pic
ramman2012
Champion Author Edmonton

Posts:2,376
Points:526,620
Joined:May 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:49:45 PM

ok
Profile Pic
ScottTee
Champion Author Detroit

Posts:7,233
Points:1,741,755
Joined:Mar 2010
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:48:42 PM

I totally agree with this one, no tracking without a warrant.
Profile Pic
jim27106
All-Star Author North Carolina

Posts:970
Points:1,353,515
Joined:Feb 2009
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:46:35 PM

If they track an innocent man using his smartphone there is no penalty.
Profile Pic
dabbadu
Champion Author New York

Posts:1,056
Points:1,188,655
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:38:39 PM

so?
Profile Pic
chen94539
Sophomore Author Oakland

Posts:190
Points:1,309,845
Joined:Jul 2010
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:37:25 PM

agree to ban
Profile Pic
mrbee
Champion Author Little Rock

Posts:6,644
Points:3,151,780
Joined:Oct 2005
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:36:35 PM

California is a mess.
Profile Pic
Soglaos
Champion Author Virginia Beach

Posts:4,193
Points:1,356,305
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:36:23 PM

Interesting. Big Brother
Profile Pic
Homito
All-Star Author San Antonio

Posts:880
Points:174,700
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:36:03 PM

would that really stop them?
Profile Pic
Homito
All-Star Author San Antonio

Posts:880
Points:174,700
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:35:50 PM

interesting.
Profile Pic
Homito
All-Star Author San Antonio

Posts:880
Points:174,700
Joined:Apr 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:35:31 PM

private policy....
Profile Pic
MG_Sputnik
Champion Author Philadelphia

Posts:10,010
Points:2,639,470
Joined:Apr 2006
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:35:26 PM

What does this have to do with gas prices?
Profile Pic
farn1958
All-Star Author Twin Cities

Posts:886
Points:183,385
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:35:04 PM

What does have to do with the price of gas?
Profile Pic
bonzoonfmb
Champion Author Florida

Posts:2,540
Points:888,110
Joined:Feb 2010
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:34:28 PM

I agree with this law.
Profile Pic
regasaz
Champion Author Phoenix

Posts:7,331
Points:1,838,800
Joined:Dec 2006
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:32:29 PM

It's California, thats all that can be said.
Profile Pic
drobbbb
Champion Author Maryland

Posts:6,109
Points:1,478,700
Joined:Dec 2010
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:31:04 PM

ok
Profile Pic
heydano67
Champion Author California

Posts:2,508
Points:967,385
Joined:Feb 2012
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:28:07 PM

gotta get tech savvy
Profile Pic
Jeeputtputt
Champion Author Ohio

Posts:3,037
Points:693,000
Joined:Aug 2009
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:28:00 PM

who in the %$^$ cares?
Profile Pic
abcdMA
Champion Author Worcester

Posts:10,752
Points:2,249,240
Joined:Nov 2008
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:27:54 PM

I woer if they realize they are bankrupt and should be dealing with that issue?
Profile Pic
dougerstew
Champion Author Oregon

Posts:1,106
Points:1,521,035
Joined:Dec 2005
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:26:14 PM

do they really not have anything better to do than this in california?
Profile Pic
mstearno
Champion Author Dayton

Posts:9,630
Points:2,296,855
Joined:Jan 2008
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:25:37 PM

good
Profile Pic
Jmac2008
Champion Author Missouri

Posts:4,482
Points:1,443,520
Joined:Dec 2008
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:24:17 PM

good
Profile Pic
splitrman
Champion Author Victoria

Posts:3,926
Points:989,685
Joined:Jun 2012
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:20:02 PM

Honest citizens have nothing to worry about. It just allows criminals more opportunity to commit crime.
Profile Pic
ExplorerWA
Champion Author Washington

Posts:6,024
Points:1,388,550
Joined:Feb 2011
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:19:29 PM

They will still track ya and they aren't the only ones doing it either.
Profile Pic
clermont40miles
Champion Author Cincinnati

Posts:14,251
Points:2,454,505
Joined:Apr 2008
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:14:29 PM

Not likely to slow them down much less stop them.

They will get rubber stamp warrants.

Privacy is only by being totally off the grid. All grids. All the time.

Good luck with that.
Profile Pic
gilfarm
Champion Author Alabama

Posts:9,609
Points:2,624,965
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:14:02 PM

Hum, ok.
Profile Pic
Tekkersmom57
Champion Author Syracuse

Posts:4,731
Points:1,381,330
Joined:May 2010
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:13:48 PM

You should need a warrant to track someone.
Profile Pic
Gas_Buzzer
Champion Author South Carolina

Posts:17,053
Points:3,193,765
Joined:Sep 2005
Message Posted: Aug 26, 2012 11:13:08 PM

Big brother is a big mother.
Post a reply Back to Topics