Phone Snooping Law Vetoed in California Added: Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Jerry Brown, a Californian governor, believes that people are better off with the law enforcement authorities knowing what they are doing all the time.
The Californian governor vetoed SB 1434 – the bill which required police to apply for a search warrant to obtain location tracking data. The governor is expected to explain his decision, because the bill passed through the state legislature with overwhelming bipartisan support. Even the local media believed that it was a great idea and there was extensive support for the bill.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation explained that Jerry Brown instead wants to sell out privacy rights to law enforcement. That’s exactly what he did in 2011. Last time he killed a bill which would have required the authorities to obtain a search warrant to search arrested people’s cell phone incident to arrest.
The governor explained he realized that privacy legislation should be updated, but the bill in question strikes the right balance between the operational needs of the authorities and privacy rights. In other words, it simply makes too difficult for the law enforcement to track someone when they want to do it quickly.
It is unclear why the governor wants to butter up the law enforcement. Although some experts believe that it is something to do with powerful police unions, this version can hardly be true. Jerry Brown has long been a financial conservative but liberal in majority of other areas. That’s why it is unclear for many why he comes on top by vetoing the suggestion the others eagerly supported. Anyway, this move makes is easier for Californian citizens to breathe, until the next suggestion of the authorities.
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Monday, October 8th, 2012
|posted by (2012-10-08 17:36:31)|
|"Jerry Brown, a Californian governor" wow how many governors does that state have?|
"Phone Snooping" I was told this is already happening in every US state already. for like the last 5 or so years. "I don't know, some people can very well be full of **it"
I also have heard some one saying they tested to see if there really was ease dropping and so they started a conversation about plotting a terrorist attack and with in just a few min the fbi showed up. they could have also been smoking.
but really isn't this considered innovation of privacy? if crap like this keeps going the states will be called soviet states.
|posted by (2012-10-08 17:56:30)|
|Does it really matter? The govt does what it wants to and will invent a new framework to legalize any and all tactics.|
|Simple encrypt the data on your phone and requires a very strong password to access it many smart phones have this ability. Set your phone to auto lock and they have to get the passwords from you..|
The tracking issues is regarding Burn Phones - prepaid phones and bought using bogus ID and info. The court decided since that was done the person doesn't OWN the phone..
WE are always spied on and that is a fact; regardless if it is the government or companies..
The prisons are full of Morons and people who did not take common sense precautions.
Whining about it isn't going to fix it.
You are doing something that attracts the Government then don't use a cell phone or traceable communication.
Cops have been going through people's phones who have been busted for DUI; even though they aren't a drug dealer or what ever.
So AGAIN just set your phone to encrypt all data and auto lock. Cops would then need a warrant to get the pass words from you.
better yet keep any incriminating data in YOUR HEAD..
|posted by (2012-10-09 12:56:55)|
|Hey clamo, either your smokin entirely too much, or your from Somalia. Any case stay off adult sections of the net...|
|posted by (2012-10-09 13:46:30)|
|If you're scheming or capering or whatever it is you're doing to break the law stay off the phone in the first place dummies. As for Jerry Brown, this is just another reason he will never be president. First it was hanging around and partying with Linda Ronstadt and the Stone Ponies way back and now it's just about the complete opposite in trying to butter up the "powerful police unions". Sorry Jerry, you should have listened to your father.|
|The authorities will do as they please and there is jack all you can do about it. They don't give a rats ass what you think, all they want is total control. Of course none of this will matter after Dec 21st and the Niburu sh*t|
|posted by (2012-10-22 16:17:06)|
|The government is slowly trying to take back the right rights attributed to us by our forefathers for total control. As if the police didn't already violate peoples rights just because they're wearing a "badge", now law makers are trying to make it legal.||
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