2011-05-05

In case you haven't heard, Google is being sued for location tracking of users of Android based phones. The issue of location tracking seems to have become a major issue after it was revealed that Apple iPhones were storing user location data.

What I find most disturbing about this location tracking, is the ease with which police officers in my state (California) can search cell phone data in what I consider to be a violation of the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Similarly disturbing, is the ease with which police in Michigan can extract data from a cell phone.

When I first started reading about the Android and iPhone location tracking boondoggles, I wondered why no one seems to have brought up the issue before, and then I remembered that someone did voice a concern three years ago in April of 2008 at LUGRadio Live SF... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=978330426609998208 skip to 51m14s

and that someone has the golden voice of an angel.

Now quit reading, and go to a conference and let them know that something scares the shit out of you.

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