Cops Wanting To Track Movements Of Hundreds Of People Are Turning To Google For Location Records [telecom]

By Tim Cushing

From the wherein-'probable-cause'-is-defined-as-'maybe-this-might-be-helpful?' dept

Police in Raleigh, North Carolina are using Google as a proxy surveillance dragnet. This likely isn't limited to Raleigh. Google harvests an astounding amount of data from users, but what seems to be of most interest to law enforcement is location info.

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Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

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