You could become a suspect in a crime in the eyes of Big Brother just by being within miles of the wrong place at the wrong time.
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, have presented Google with warrants to obtain data from mobile phones from not just specific suspects who were in a crime scene area, but from the mobile phones of all people in the area, reports Raleigh television affiliate WRAL.
Fast Company reports:
And the area sizes the police requesting the data on are not small. In one instance, police requested user data from Google for anyone within a 17-acre area... Google has not revealed whether it has complied with the police request.Forget moving to some remote libertarian atoll. In the real world, secure privacy habits are going to be increasingly important for protection against the state.