Obama admin - "No reasonable expectation of privacy" rearding cellphones

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  1. Soggy in NOLA
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    "... the Obama administration has argued that warrantless tracking is permitted because Americans enjoy no "reasonable expectation of privacy" in their--or at least their cell phones'--whereabouts. U.S. Department of Justice lawyers say that "a customer's Fourth Amendment rights are not violated when the phone company reveals to the government its own records" that show where a mobile device placed and received calls"

    What say ye you crazy leftists who complained that warrentless wiretaps were the essence of tyranny????
     
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    Somehow I fear this will make sense to the lefties.
     
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    It makes sense to me. When you broadcast on your cell, your whereabouts are reported. If you are involed in a crime, it is best that you don't use your cell
     
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    Then why not get a warrant to do the tracking?


    Funny how all the libs were screaming bloody murder when Bush was doing warrentless wiretapping of suspected terrorists calling overseas. Now that the Hussein wants to track citizens without a warrant, its all A-OK.
     
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    I have (or at least had) an expectation of privacy.

    I guess I must not be reasonable.


    Seriously though, this is not cool.
     
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    Weren't these the same people that insisted Bush broke the law and should be tried for this?
     
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    Bush was listening to Sat phone in Pashtun. Obama is listening to everybody, 4th Amendment be damned.
     
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    So this is how Progressives measure progress. Nice.
     
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    Husbands can track cheating wives via GPS on their cell phones. Police can track missing kids. I don't understand the danger of this. What am I missing?
     
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    that's why you buy a no contract anonymous cell phone as a burner.

    duh.

    just don't be an idiot and buy it with a credit card.
     

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