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Gov: Geo-Location Data Not Private

  • Wired, Thursday, September 6, 2012 11:46 AM

Whether or not consumers will notice, the government is assuming the right to track geo-location data recorded by their mobile devices. As reports, the Obama administration this week told a federal court that the public has no “reasonable expectation of privacy” in cellphone location data, and, as such, the authorities are free to obtain documents detailing a person’s movements from wireless carriers without a probable-cause warrant.

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