Why would the police use these devices?
Using these technologies, they know where you go and what you do each day, and they can use that information against you. They say it is to solve crimes, but in reality, it is spying, on everyone. And the implications are terrifying.
Providing law enforcement the right to spy on innocent people provides information that can be used to implicate them in crimes. It can and will be used in courts across the nation as evidence.
Did you ever do anything private you did not want your family or friends to know about? In these instances, the reason may be harmless from a legal perspective, but you may lie to the police because you don’t want your family to know. And what happens then? Have you taken one more step towards implicating yourself in a crime you did not commit?
Those are just the implications of the authorities using this technology, but this technology is readily available to anyone that can afford it. Commercial companies can purchase the same equipment and freely track your whereabouts and can use the information in any way they desire. It could be used to market products to you, or for private investigators to track you, or to just sell the information to whoever requests it.
And the government has given this technique its blessing as well as the courts. Your privacy means nothing to them. And it is stored in databases all over the nation that may not be secure, providing access to that information to any number of miscreants.
This is clearly a step in the wrong direction. A direction that has been tested and each time they tell us it is for out own good, and it will only be used for law enforcement. The fact is, you have no idea what the police will do with this information, let alone a commercial company, and neither are under any obligation to tell you the truth about what they are using it for.