Jul 062011
 
 July 6, 2011  Surveillance

Adam Cohen writes:

The Supreme Court ended its term Monday with a high-profile ruling that violent video games are protected by the First Amendment, but a bigger technology decision could be looming. The court agreed to hear a case next term about when the government can put GPS devices on people’s cars — which could produce one of the court’s biggest privacy rulings in years.

The GPS issue is important in its own right — the government can learn a lot about us if it tracks everywhere we go by car. But just as important, the case will give the Supreme Court a chance to weigh in about the steady erosion of privacy rights in the Internet age.

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