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If the DOJ gets its way, it won't need a warrant to monitor people who buy cell phones and other electronic services using a fake name, according to a story in today's Wall Street Journal.
The DOJ is arguing that because a California man used a fake name when he bought a broadband card, service and a computer (and rented his apartment) he's not entitled to protection under the fourth amendment.
The government's argument is that it didn't need a warrant to locate Rigmaiden because he gave up his fourth ammendment rights and had no reasonable expectation of privacy when he used a fake name to rent and purchase his broadband card, service and computer.
Originally posted by hadriana
I prefer to buy phones that are preused that were activated in someone else's name, just not my own.
What then I wonder?
I mean, are they saying that because I use someone else's phone they can tap it?
edit on 15-2-2012 by hadriana because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ANNED
The other thing i don't get is how can they tell its a fake name. if its a name its a name and can not be fake unless its a name like "aurfvfsdtrj. dsghuyrfg.
Originally posted by usernameconspiracy
reply to post by pianopraze
Based on the title of your thread, I'm fine with that. I can't think of any really legitimate reasons to use a fake name. Personally, I think most of these "burner phones" should be outlawed completely.