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Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:57:38 PM »
Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back

So they bug this kid, he finds the tracker, and the spooks want it back! LOL

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A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online. The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real, whether the young Arab-American was being targeted in a terrorism investigation and what the authorities would do.

It took just 48 hours to find out: The device was real, the student was being secretly tracked and the FBI wanted its expensive device back, the student told Wired.com in an interview Wednesday.

The answer came when half-a-dozen FBI agents and police officers appeared at Yasir Afifi’s apartment complex in Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday demanding he return the device.

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Re: Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 08:05:33 PM »
what is scary about this is this comment...

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Afifi, the son of an Islamic-American community leader who died a year ago in Egypt, is one of only a few people known to have found a government-tracking device on their vehicle.

His discovery comes in the wake of a recent ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals saying it’s legal for law enforcement to secretly place a tracking device on a suspect’s car without getting a warrant, even if the car is parked in a private driveway.

Ninth Circuit Court: Secret GPS Tracking is Legal

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According to the latest ruling out of the Ninth Circuit Court, it’s perfectly legal for federal agents to secretly plant a GPS locator on your car in the middle of the night, even if it’s parked in your driveway, and then use said locator to track your movements as they see fit. Even without a warrant.

In the case, DEA agents secretly planted a GPS locator on Juan Pineda-Moreno’s Jeep at night while it was parked outside his home, and then used it to pinpoint the illegal marijuana crop he was cultivating. Pineda-Moreno appealed the case on the grounds that the secret tracking violated his Fourth Amendment rights, but a three-judge panel denied his appeal in January and a larger panel ruled this month against reconsidering the case.

The ruling, which sets precedent for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, holds that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures” doesn’t apply to driveways.

Ninth Circuit Court: Secret GPS Tracking is Legal

Ach ja! Und you thought you lived in a free country? Ve haf vays of making you comply 

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Re: Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2011, 04:12:13 AM »
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The ruling, which sets precedent for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, holds that “the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures” doesn’t apply to driveways.
Does this ruling apply to all citizens then or just Federal agencies?  I mean, if they don't need a warrant then surely anyone can use tracking?  You could track the Feds cars by clipping trackers to their cars in the Police compound driveways.....

 


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