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Opinion: Technology Is Eroding Privacy

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

November 30, 2011

While the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case on whether GPS technology can be used to track suspects without a warrant, people across the country volunteer their location information through GPS-enabled applications on mobile devices, KDAF reports. "When you put these apps on the phone, you make the decision to let people in on your movements," says one cybersecurity expert who, according to the report, believes "many Americans are in a mindset of, bit by bit, allowing privacy expectations to wilt away." A Texas defense attorney says Americans' privacy is under attack. "There will be a day when law enforcement has the ability to turn on your cell phone and begin recording... it will be a slow erosion of rights," he opines.
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