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    Regarding GPS devices and cars... Last year, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (the highest state court) ruled that Police were allowed to use covert GPS devices to track a target's location, but they must obtain a search warrant first.

    The article on "Security, Privacy, and the Law"

    The SJC's decision in PDF from the same website
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    That sounds like a perfectly reasonable application of existing law to new technology, something that the law (government & judiciary) is not usually noted for. Part of the problem seems to be that there doesn't seem to be a mechanism for preemptive legislation...........you have to wait for some defence lawyer to cry "foul" before you get a ruling?

    On a somewhat related note, here is an article on "legal cell-phone surveillance"

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-27080_3-20002986-245.html

    I was somewhat surprised that it is apparently legal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    That sounds like a perfectly reasonable application of existing law to new technology, something that the law (government & judiciary) is not usually noted for.

    Yeah. It's especially bad around me. There is an Assistant US Attorney who often quips; "Massachusetts: 351 cities and towns surrounded by reality."
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    "Massachusetts: 351 cities and towns surrounded by reality."
    Well, what else do you expect of people who eat beans and molasses at a (Boston) tea party?

    I have an idea for a bumper sticker for you:

    The government makes the law
    The courts apply the law
    The police enforce the law
    The citizens obey the law

    I think that is what we call "democracy"?
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    Well the difference here is that none of it is written in stone. We either forget laws exist or simply turn them on and off like a lightswitch deppending on whether these insane neo-conservatives are in charge or not.

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