Around mid 2010 GPS tracking devices made the front page around the world courtesy of a landmark political ruling in the States.
Appeals courts in the states of California and Manhattan ruled the police and other law enforcement agencies could use GPS tracking devices to track the movements of suspects without a warrant.
On one hand this is good news as the police now have far more weaponry in their ar mory against drug-dealers, sexual deviants and violent villains, but on the other it has some practical concerns for regular, law-abiding citizens.
If you live in a certain state in the United States it suggests that you may very well be tracked by the police without even knowing it! They can place a GPS tracking device on your car, for instance, without a warrant. Then they’ll know where you have been at every point.
We hope that they only target true wrongdoers, but mistakes have been known to occur and how would you feel knowing the police tracked your movements for weeks or perhaps months as a part of an ongoing criminal investigation only to discount you later?
The concern here is that the governing is possibly unsafe to people’s’s privacy, but there are ways that you can protect yourself
What goes up must come down, and in an identical way, devices that receive a signal so asto track someone may also be blocked.
GPS blockers are simple devices that give out a signal that blocks GPS signals coming down from the satellites. If you think that you’re being tracked, or likely to be, then you can activate one of these units and become invisible.
GPS blockers range from massive, high-powered units that will cover an entire office or house, to small portable units that have enough strength to cover an automobile as an example. Charge them, turn them on and you’re covered.
These devices are widely available ; however you want to double-check the law in your country before purchasing as they are in a legal gray area. Conveniently it’s the case that in most states it’s legal to have them, but not employ them so buying them won’t be a problem.
They’re usually available from around twenty bucks for the littlest, transportable blockers, up to maybe 150 bucks for powerful blockers that can cover a building. Theyare also often good for blocking GPS signals, mobile telephone signals or even both!
The ruling by these American courts is still open to plenty of debate and other states have disagreed and banned warrantless tracking by the police, so it’s definitely an argument which will not depart. If this has become somewhat satisfactory in the usa, one can expect warrantless tracking to spread to other Western nations and even the wor