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Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than 15 Years (X-post /f/Privacy) techdirt.com

Submitted by sudo in Tech

Following the news that cops are trying to [sweat down](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161227/12042636351/amazon-refuses-to-comply-with-police-request-amazon-echo-recordings-murder-case.shtml) an Amazon Echo in hopes of hearing murder-related conversations, it's time to revisit the eavesdropping that's gone ... OnStar service, but it hadn't been switched off. The 2001 case [didn't end well](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20031119/1551224.shtml) for law enforcement. It wasn't that the court had an issue with the eavesdropping ... enforcement. While OnStar denies it collects location info, it too has a [stolen car recovery](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20071009/022511.shtml) mode that allows OnStar to track vehicles. OnStar also says it will only do this in response

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Law Enforcement Has Been Using OnStar, SiriusXM, To Eavesdrop, Track Car Locations For More Than 15 Years techdirt.com

Submitted by sudo in Privacy

Following the news that cops are trying to [sweat down](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161227/12042636351/amazon-refuses-to-comply-with-police-request-amazon-echo-recordings-murder-case.shtml) an Amazon Echo in hopes of hearing murder-related conversations, it's time to revisit the eavesdropping that's gone ... OnStar service, but it hadn't been switched off. The 2001 case [didn't end well](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20031119/1551224.shtml) for law enforcement. It wasn't that the court had an issue with the eavesdropping ... enforcement. While OnStar denies it collects location info, it too has a [stolen car recovery](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20071009/022511.shtml) mode that allows OnStar to track vehicles. OnStar also says it will only do this in response

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Cops Sent Warrant To Facebook To Dig Up Dirt On Woman Whose Boyfriend They Had Just Killed techdirt.com

Submitted by sudo in ACAB

girlfriend's four year old daughter. To "win" at killing citizens, you must [start the spin](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150603/11024131209/every-kill-good-kill-how-police-media-cooperate-to-disparage-dead.shtml) immediately. Yanez spun his own, speaking to a lawyer [less than two hours](https://twitter.com/webster/status/877305381919354880) ... anything but business as usual. Should be. Isn't. This is the actual [standard operating procedure](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20161017/06472835817/fbi-director-we-need-more-data-police-shootings-so-law-enforcement-can-change-narrative.shtml) after an officer kills someone: the department goes digging through its criminal records to find ... When it comes to police shootings in America, there are no aggressors in uniform, [only victims](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20170508/11013437318/fbi-releases-study-law-enforcements-persecution-complex.shtml). Officer Yanez made his own excuses, [theorizing Castile's willingness to smoke pot](https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/County%20Attorney/Yanez%20BCA%20Interview%20Transcript%207.7.16.pdf)

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GrimWillow wrote

articles I found right now: * [Patent trolling open source computation of erasure codes](https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20141115/07113529155/patent-troll-kills-open-source-project-speeding-up-computation-erasure-codes.shtml) * [Microsoft's modern war with Linux](http://www.channelfutures.com/open-source/patents-and-peace-are-microsoft-linux-wars-over)

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