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Security quotes of the week

Security quotes of the week

Posted Oct 18, 2012 1:48 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck (guest, #2330)
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As the NBC Bay Area story points out, there have been hardly any requests for Clipper card data, because that requires a search warrant or subpeona while the cops can easily get cell phone tracking information without jumping through those hoops (thanks to some very bad court decisions). So if they can track your exact location via your phone, they don't need to care which bus or train you rode on.

So unless you don't have a cell phone, you really have little to worry about from Clipper cards.


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Security quotes of the week

Posted Oct 18, 2012 13:39 UTC (Thu) by njwhite (guest, #51848) [Link]

Really? That's interesting. In London the Oyster system is very heavily used by police these days (it's a nice "pay double if you don't want to be tracked this way" system,) but I've never seen much about the London police actually using cellphone tracking much. I suspect that's partly convenience; judging from the numbers of Oyster queries they're doing these days it seems like it's very routine, in a way that might be difficult to manage without close(r) cooperation with mobile operators.

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Posted Oct 18, 2012 18:52 UTC (Thu) by man_ls (guest, #15091) [Link]

It is wonderful how both transport cards and mobile phones (which do not assure holder identity by any means) can be used by the police for anything. If I were to commit a murder I would give card and phone to an accomplice and go elsewhere. Another way that organized murder is much more efficient than amateurs, I suppose.


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