Court Says Cops Can Track GPS Signal Data On Pay-As-You-Go Phones Without A Warrant

Court Says Cops Can Track GPS Signal Data On Pay-As-You-Go Phones Without A Warrant

To anyone who’s a fan of the TV show The Wire (and if you haven’t seen, it you should, even if just to get your friends to stop bugging you about it) the idea of throwaway phones or “burners” is a familiar one. If you’re up to no good, a phone you can toss is an attractive tool — but perhaps not anymore. A federal appeals court says police can track the GPS signals of phones without a warrant. [More]