But doesn't the cell phone connect to signals crossing through public air using signals licensed to private and public companies by the Federal government? I am certainly not a constitutional expert, but it sure seems murky to me. If you don't want to possibly be tracked by a phone signal you should probably not have a cell phone.
I am really not sure what expectation you have to privacy. Eavesdropping on actual calls and call content? I would hope and believe yes. Personal data sent and received? Again I would hope yes. A signal that can tell the physical location of a device? I am just not sure....These are very intricate issues. Interesting too.
Originally Posted by dankarlinski
what is the point of an application like this?? i know the police / emergency vehicles have access too this for safety purposes. and they hae full access to GPS phones while on an emergency call, reguardless of the user setting.
as for general public use... i beg to differ.
i took the constitution a few years ago and passed ( a 96 i believe). i dont remember everything, but i do remember that we have a freedom of privacy. and i am pretty sure that that system would violate my civil liberties. so i stand in disbelief that this system will ever be available to the general public...