I just read an article that plainly states that the U.S. Government can track your cellphone location and information without the help of your wireless carrier. A technology called “triggerfish” can be used to pinpoint the location of cell phones without involving cell phone providers at all. By posing as a cell tower, triggerfish, also known as cell-site simulators or digital analyzers, trick nearby cell phones into transmitting their serial numbers, phone numbers, and other data to law enforcement.
Although by law the government needs a court order to conduct this type of surveilance, I have to think that the Bush Administration has probably been ignoring all that and doing this to average citizens suspected of terrorism. With a “suspicion of terrorism” is seems that all civil liberties may be violated lately. Hopefully having Obama in office will change that.
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