Yasir Afifi,a 20 year old computer salesman and college student in San Francisco,CA took his car for an oil change recently and his mechanic spotted an odd wire hanging from the undercarriage. The wire was attached to a strange magnetic device that puzzled Afifi and his mechanic. they took it from the car and posted images of it online asking for help identifying it,two days later F.B.I. Agents arrived at Yasir's apartment demanding the return of their property. It was a GPS Tracking device which is at the center of debate over privacy rights. "By holding that this kind of surveillance doesn't impair an individual's reasonable expectation of privacy,the panel hands the government the power to track the movements of everyone of us, everyday of our lives,Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th.U.S. circuit Court Of Appeals,in a blistering dissent in which a three Judge panel from his court ruled that search warrants weren't necessary for GPS Tracking. But many other Federal and State Courts have come to the opposite conclusion. Afifi is represented by Attorney Zahra Billoo of The Counsel Of American-Islamic Relations,the country's largest Islamic Civil Rights Group. Billoo hopes the GPS publicized discovery will bring more light the issue of racial profiling that Arab-Americans normally encounter. Billoo states that his client hasn't done anything illegal and is a good law abiding citizen.(YAHOO)


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