If you use a cell phone the government can track you

05 Oct 2005|Leigh Marinner

I went into a Verizon store last week to switch my cell phone number over to a different device. My current phone broke and I want to buy the Motorola Razr Q when it comes out in January. So I brought in my old phone as a temporary replacement. I thought it was identical to the simple phones my kids still use, except that mine’s black instead of a cool silver that lights up blue when a call comes in. But Verizon wouldn’t hook it up. Why? The government no longer lets them hook up a phone unless it has GPS. This must be the best kept secret around. If your cell phone is on, the government or law enforcement can track where you’ve been. That’s creepy.

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