Cellphone tracking can save lives and stop criminals

Published: Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 - 10:10 am

Re "Cellphones are easy prey for snooping" (Editorials, Dec. 11) A family of six is alive today because the authorities were able to find them through "cellphone snooping." On a similar note the Boston Marathon bombers were caught because of the many "snooping" cameras located in the heart of the city. That our lives and activities are no longer private can be a boon or a curse. Cellphone tracking has saved many who were lost and could have died. In addition, many lawbreakers have been caught and convicted because their activities could be tracked. As a society we have to decide whether the technology is beneficial or malevolent. Do we lose some personal freedom or take the chance of losing lives and property to criminals and terrorists? I would rather know that if I am hurt or lost, I could be found because someone tracked my location through my cellphone. -- Eileen Glaholt, Sacramento

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