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Technology The NSA says it stopped tracking cellphone locations without a warrant

02:25  15 november  2019
02:25  15 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Amazon’s own Echo Buds may have revealed a future fitness tracking feature

  Amazon’s own Echo Buds may have revealed a future fitness tracking feature CNBC spotted the mystery option, and so did weBut don’t rule out fitness tracking just yet, because CNBC and The Verge both spotted a new “Fitness” tab in the Echo Buds section of the Alexa app today.

Last year the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that a search warrant is required for law enforcement to perform cellphone tower searches to track someone's location . The Daily Beast reported on a letter sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to Senator Ron

Without getting a warrant , the police requested the telephone company install a pen register device to record the numbers dialed from Smith's home. But Smith v. Maryland was a very different case in a very different time than the intelligence activities laid bare by documents from former NSA contractor

Last year the Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-4 decision, that a search warrant is required for law enforcement to perform cellphone tower searches to track someone's location. The Daily Beast reported on a letter sent by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to Senator Ron Wyden affirming that ever since that Carpenter decision, the "Intelligence community" has not sought cell-site location data or GPS records without a warrant.

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It had been doing that, claiming authority under the Title V of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) / Section 215 of the Patriot Act. However Section 215 of the Patriot Act is set to expire next month, and in the letter (PDF), the assistant director writing it never confirms that the Supreme Court decision means they couldn't, or wouldn't, do it in the future.

Amazon's Echo Buds may soon be able to track workouts

  Amazon's Echo Buds may soon be able to track workouts Amazon's Echo Buds may be able to track your workouts in the future if ever the company decides to release a feature it's testing. CNBC reporter Todd Haselton has discovered an experimental feature when it paired the AirPods rival with the Alexa app on an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet and an iPhone. He noticed a new "Fitness" section inside settings where you'd typically go to adjust the earbuds' equalizer. The section still looks pretty bare, but it does include the option to track a workout that you'd have to toggle on. © Provided by Oath Inc.

location data, American intelligence agencies like the National Security Agency said they would stop obtaining location information without a warrant . today, a representative for the office said intelligence agencies have already stopped the practice of collecting US location data without a

But some experts say it ’s far from obvious that the 1979 Supreme Court case on which the administration bases this view gives the government unfettered power to scoop up Americans’ cellphone location data. NSA tracking cellphone locations worldwide, Snowden…

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Honor 9X to go on sale in UK -- could be Huawei's last Android phone .
Honor is subject to the same Android ban as its parent brand Huawei. The 9X could be the company's last phone to use the software.So the 9X has just managed to limbo under the bar and onto the shelves. But it's more than likely to be one of the last Android-running phones from Honor or Huawei we see any time soon -- unless there's an agreement between China and the US to resolve their current trade disputes.

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