Cell phones are wonderful things. It’s my calendar, my address book, my phone, and Internet. I can read books, check the weather, play games and stay in contact with all my friends and family. Last minute plans can be changed and pictures can be shared. But we also have some dangers and privacy issues associated with cell phones, including the use of tracking tools by law enforcement agencies with little or no protection from this use.
We know that there are some risks associated with using our cell phones like:
- Geotagging of our photos
- Wireless services that aren’t secure
- SMS (Text messaging) fraud
- Mobile phone security issues
The New York Times, using 5,500 pages of law enforcement documents received from an ACLU study on this topic, in this report reveals that the very organizations that are supposed to be keeping us safe, may be gaining information from our cell phones without us even knowing it and with little, if any rules or regulations governing this practice. Continue reading Cell phone tracking becomes common practice by law enforcement