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Federal Judge: No Warrant Needed to Use GPS Tracker

A federal judge in Utica, NY, ruled that police officers do not need a warrant to secretly attach a Global Positioning System device to a suspect's vehicle, and use that to track the suspect's movements. The judge said that a suspect traveling on a highway has no reasonable expectation of privacy, so his civil liberties are not violated by this secret tracking.

Federal judge's ruling on GPS worries privacy advocates, New York Daily News, January 20, 2005