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Feds to Congress on cell tracking rules: ummm, well, ahhh

Kathleen Turner, director of legislative affairs for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) has admitted that her agency doesn't have policies in place governing the use of cell phone tracking in the intelligence community. She told Congress that her office was still examining the “view of the full contours of this authority and will get back to you.”

This awkward response came in response to a very important question asked of her by Senators Ron Wyden of Washington and Mark Udall of Colorado, both Democrats. Wyden is particularly concerned about warrantless location tracking. He and Rep. Chaffetz have introduced very good, strong legislation to mandate warrants for law enforcement use of any kind of GPS tracking, including via cell phone. 

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