posted on Oct, 20 2003 @ 07:45 AM
...a few things happened previously which would make it look more sinister.
Like outlawing celphone scanners before these laws were passed,I can see the privacy side of this to a point,but the only people who can own them now
Like the fact that the capability to track celphones was already there,they have been using it for some time,they just had to pass a law to protect
them from getting burned about privacy issues.
Like the fact that there is no such thing as a hard line telephone anymore,all of the phone traffic is routed through celphone masts now,so everybody
can be monitored already by someone with a celphone scanning device (nice).
And then you have the PATRIOT act and VICTORY act to make anything they would want to do with the technology legal in a "national security " kinda
I don't own a celphone and never have.
I used one for awhile that belonged to my ex-wife,I was in the middle of the Kettle Morraine national forest riding my mountain bike,and it rang,and
after that I realised what it was,an "electronic leash" that I really didn't need.
They are good for only one thing,to call someone you know who is at work and say "guess where I am,I'm on a mountaintop in peru,you should take
more time off from work and have more fun you schmuck" click.