Friday, August 6, 2010
In United States v. Maynard, FBI agents planted a GPS device on a car while it was on private property and then used it to track the position of the automobile every ten seconds for a full month, all without securing a search warrant. In an amicus brief filed in the case, EFF and the ACLU of the Nation's Capital argued that unsupervised use of such tactics would open the door for police to abuse their power and continuously track anyone's physical location for any reason, without ever having to go to a judge to prove the surveillance is justified.
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Picture from: http://schlissellaw.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/gps-tracking-car-device-police.jpg
Most modern cars already have something like this built into them.
Cops don't have to go onto private property to plant them, they're already equipped for tracking.
Fly low and avoid the radar.
I bought a Kia Rio that doesn't even offer the GPS system. Entry models don't usually spring for the extra cost for the device.