The US Supreme Court could soon allow police to monitor the movements of US mobile phone users without a warrant. Now that most of us carry sophisticated tracking devices in our pockets, how much privacy do we have a right to expect?
This (warrant-less tracking) have long been allowed by the courts. This is not new news. They are not executing a search (in the view of the courts), but, rather are keeping an eye on you, and...using technology to do it.
Most courts have held this as a LEGAL practice, and that it does not infringe on 4'th amendment rights, the rationale being that they could hire a cop to follow you around but GPS, and devices like LoJack, do that for them.
Enhanced 911 has long provided this service for emergency dispatch centers.
Not much you can do about it. There is no requirement for reasonable / probable cause to follow a person around, unfortunately. Essentially, it's legalized stalking, by law enforcement, but, instead of using humans, they use technology.
VZW is the only major wireless carrier that does not implement Carrier Iq. which is basically a black box on your phone with a key and location logger...the rationale being that it helps provide better service.
Your cable tv STB (set top box) also records every key stroke you do and is polled daily. Your tv viewing habits / everything about your tv...is uploaded every day..cable tv providers bring in BILLIONS of STB records...DAILY..and track all sorts of metrics.
Telephone switches keep track of everything. SMDR / CDR / MTSO detail records, that track EVERYTHING.
Homeland Security law REQUIRES that all SMS and MMS messages be archived for a minimum of two years. Voice mail does NOT have that same requirement.
There is no such thing as privacy.
Utility bills are parsed for high usage (indicated a pot farm maybe). FLIR is used to look at thermal hot spots in neighborhoods, and...with very low light cams...it'll be interesting to see if law enforcement gets reined in. The military industrial sector charges big money for those devices. Private prison operators want more heads... and so it goes....
FYI: Charlitos did not do his research. Carrier IQ is not used just on Android devices.