Federal Spying GPS and Location Based Electronics
As there are no real facts about how the government can use your GPS or Location based electronics (like your cell phone) to spy on you the internet is abound with rumors, conspiracies and theories exactly about how it is done. Most U.S citizens are aware that the government gathers information about them and has been doing so at least since "The Cold War." Since the advent of Homeland Security measures after 9/11 it is even harder to determine how much our privacy is compromised by the use of GPS and LBS devices but it is evident that gathering information about anybody has become much easier.
The U.S. government calls electronic spying "information gathering" and they can do it by accessing GPS information in your cell phone ad in your automobile. These federal information gathers also monitor internet and email traffic which is also easily transmitted by radio signals from your cell phone.
One of the most powerful federal surveillance organizations in the United States is called Carnivore, which is also called DCS-1000. Carnivore is able to locate and identify communications of all kinds and then record and monitor them. They do this by monitoring every internet service provider and communications on cell phones. The FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation) is able to intercept every communication that you make and any thing you do or write can be intercepted by the FBI. The FBI does not necessarily have to get an authorized warrant to arrest you for something they detect you are doing via Carnivore and it's many satellite communications. All it needs is authorization from a high ranking member in the Department of Justice. ISP providers do not seem to have a choice when it comes to installing Carnivore and when the provider Earthlink objected to the installation by taking the matter to the Supreme court it lost.
Magic Lantern is another type of U.S. government technology that can remotely be installed on anything electronic including any GPS device or computer. It sits hidden inside your phone or GPS unit and transmits information about your location, contacts or anything back to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A similar organization that is a joint spy venture operated by Canada, New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom monitors international communications through computers, GPS units and cell phones. Echelon has it's own unique network of signal capturing antenna and satellite dishes and also consistently monitors the Internet.
Similar eavesdropping, surveillance and location tracking software is the DragonWare Suite, Omnivore, Cyber Knight and Dragon net that can monitor everything from your general income and expenses to your personal information such as your SIN, SSN or driver's license to credit card numbers to your location on the earth at any time. FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, is also part of a big effort on the part of the US government to monitor everything you do especially if it involves the exchange of large sums of money to do things like buy property. Big Brother is watching you - more than you will ever know!