In case you missed my Social Media & Cloud Computing Threats to Privacy, Security & Liberty or A Global Perspective on Mobile Security, Privacy and Safety presentations, here’s a fantastic article from NYTimes covering the various ways these lovely, useful, wonderful devices encourage us to abrogate our 1st, 4th & 5th amendment protections.
From NYTimes:

THE device in your purse or jeans that you think is a cellphone — guess again. It is a tracking device that happens to make calls. Let’s stop calling them phones. They are trackers.

Most doubts about the principal function of these devices were erased when it was recently disclosed that cellphone carriers responded 1.3 million times last year to law enforcement requests for call data. That’s not even a complete count, because T-Mobile, one of the largest carriers, refused to reveal its numbers. It appears that millions of cellphone users have been swept up in government surveillance of their calls and where they made them from. Many police agencies don’t obtain search warrants when requesting location data from carriers.

via That’s Not My Phone, It’s My Tracker –