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Pundits Weigh In on GPS Surveillance Case

SURVEILLANCE—U.S.

November 14, 2011

United States v. Jones, the Supreme Court case involving law enforcement's use of GPS to track a suspected criminal's location using an expired warrant, has experts weighing in on the trade-offs technology presents. "As we get used to new technology," opines L. Gordon Crovitz for The Wall Street Journal, "expectations of privacy decrease and more searches seem reasonable." Jonathan Turley agrees in The Washington Post, writing that "We have grown accustomed to living under observation, even reassured by it. So much so that few are likely to notice, let alone mourn, privacy's passing." Whatever decision the court makes or laws Congress enacts, "both officers and citizens deserve to know what's fair game and what's not before it's too late," writes Derrick Harris for GigaOM. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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