Thursday, December 22, 2011

Is the FBI Tracking Suspects With Carrier IQ Phone Data

First the state of Texas wants to use UAV's to patrol our Nations cities, then we find out cell phone manufacturers are inserting data tracking software into our phones. When does the invasion of our privacy stop. Now we are hearing that the FBI may be using Carrier IQ data to track potential suspects. Our rights to privacy are slowly but surely being taken away daily. We as people need to speak up and demand our right to privacy be upheld and US Federal Laws are followed, no matter what agency or entity decides to trample on them.

The FBI has refused to answer a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to confirm weather or not they are using information from the snoop software to build cases against suspects.Stating it would jeopardize current cases.The FBI's denial to the FOIA request tells me that they are probably using the snoop software in some capacity.

Michael Morisy co-founder MuckRock filed the FOIA request on December 1st. Morisy requested, documents, manuals and other information pertinent to the FBI's use of the snoop software. David Hardy, section manager of the FBI’s Records Management Group stated “The material you requested is located in an investigative file which is exempt from disclosure. In applying this exemption, I have determined that the records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; that there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records; and that release of the information contained in these responsive records could reasonably be expected to interfere with the enforcement proceedings.”

 The Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States:

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.



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