You would think that after the Supreme Court issued it’s decision on GPS tracking without a warrent that someone would make the connection that cell phone tracking without a warrent is the same thing but a different technology.
The single distinction is that telephone companies charge the police departments for the tracking. “The practice has become big business for cellphone companies, too, with a handful of carriers marketing a catalog of “surveillance fees” to police departments to determine a suspect’s location, trace phone calls and texts or provide other services. Some departments log dozens of traces a month for both emergencies and routine investigations.”
This is indeed big business.