Hmmm. Well, now I'm beginning to rethink my position that a reasonable person would expect privacy in his or her driveway. Prior to reading this thread, I also foolishly believed that a reasonable person would have a problem with the government being granted the power to monitor your every move whenever it wants to without the need for a search warrant...how naive I must be.
davidsupreme, I do not know why you wish to withdraw from this thread so quickly. Your argument is not convincing very many people, so I suggest you stick around. I am sure that if the article is accurate (which I have no reason to believe otherwise), then the tracking devices that the government are installing are being powered in some way...
And don't accuse people of not understanding how GPS's work without doing any research. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. Here, enlighten yourself:
GPS Data Logger Car Tracking | GPS Will FOLLOW That Vehicle's PATH NOW
"120 hour life battery for continuous reliable tracking"
"Motion detection feature starts tracking with movement to conserve battery"
So, yes, this is possible.
Umm...yes, that would be a legitimate concern. Why are you so sure they WON'T track you? After all, the law in California allows the government to track ANYONE, without the need to acquire a search warrant. Why NOT you? I don't think you really appreciate what a law like that means--what kind of precedent it sets and how the government can, and most likely will, abuse it.And once again, 6 Billion people, we have about 300 million in the U.S, you are worried they gona "track you"? Seriously.