Cellphone Tracking: More Common Than You Think


With headlines abounding about the ease with which our activities and travels can be tracked via those handy, better-than-Star Trek-communicators devices we’re so accustomed to toting around, it’s worth giving some thought to just how likely it is that our personal cellphones are beng used to snitch on us.

Fortunately, the American Civil Liberties Union is doing the hard work of contacting law-enforcement agencies around the country to determine what policies they have in place, and the frequency with which they implement those policies to plot our movements on the map like so many migrating wildebeest.

Speaking of maps, the ACLU has an interactive map by which you can find the responses received so far to their queries – and some of those answers are doozies.

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