DOJ Discloses Records of Using Nevadans' Cell Phones as Tracking Devices

In 2007 the American Civil Liberties Union filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request for records of using Americans' cell phones to to pinpoint their locations, sometimes without a warrant or any court oversight. After six months, when no records were received from the U.S. Department of Justice, the ACLU and the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a lawsuit urging a federal court to order the DOJ to turn over the records. Two records were returned from Nevada saying that the DOJ did in fact use Nevadan's cell phones as tracking devices, and did so twice without a warrant or any court oversight.