Jan 162017
 
 January 16, 2017  Business, Featured News, Surveillance

Thomas Fox-Brewster reports that for years, while some of us were talking about what might happen down the road, well, it was already happening.

Indeed, court documents reveal a 15-year history of what’s been dubbed “cartapping,” where almost real-time audio and location data can be retrieved when cops order vehicle tech providers to hand it over.

One of the more recent examples can be found in a 2014 warrant that allowed New York police to trace a vehicle by demanding the satellite radio and telematics provider SiriusXM provide location information. The warrant, originally filed in 2014 but only recently unsealed (and published below in full), asked SiriusXM “to activate and monitor as a tracking device the SIRIUS XM Satellite Radio installed on the Target Vehicle for a period of 10 days.” The target was a Toyota 4-Runner wrapped up in an alleged illegal gambling enterprise.

Read more on Forbes.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

  One Response to “Cartapping: How Feds Have Spied On Connected Cars For 15 Years”

  1. The number of wrong words and mispellings in the legal request for GPS data is criminal. I’d hope that judges would reject those things, since they are at the point of being incomprehensible and factually inaccurate.

    I see what the agent wants, but not WHY. They want the vehicle, but … .why?

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