Monday, February 27, 2012

Losing Track of the Trackers

GPS tracking device placed inside a car's bumper
The Wall Street Journal reported a few days ago that, after the Supreme Court decision outlawing warrantless GPS tracking of vehicles, the FBI turned off 3,000 of the little buggers.

They had 3,000 of these things on cars without a warrant. That's just the FBI, not state or local police.

And now -- get this -- they can't find them.

It might have been a good idea to go retrieve them first, then turn them off, hey? Unless the reason for leaving them where they were was so they can be turned back on again once they have a warrant. (Or whenever they feel like it even if they don't have a warrant; but that's just me being paranoid.)

Via Boing Boing

Photo from the Security Blog on

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