Mobile phones are a big essential part of our human culture. We as humans rely on cell phones to communicate. Cell phones are used every day. Many cell phone companies are tracking their customers daily and many customers are unaware of it. Would it bother you to know that the cell phone companies are allowing government access to track your whereabouts without your permission? Our privacy is being invaded and many of us do not know about this taking place. This could have a positive and negative effect on many people.
According to the passage “Reach out and Track Someone,” within the textbook, Terry J. Allen states that more than 200 million Americans have a cell phone in their pocket and that the authorities may be able to find you day or …show more content…
To some people, the feeling of knowing that you are being tracked is very scary!
Others may be comfortable with knowing that.
The people that may be comfortable with their cell phones being tracked might agree with Nikki
Swartz and the things she stated in her passage “Mobile Phone Tracking Scrutinized” (302). Swartz states with in the textbook that “Cellular providers, including Verizon Wireless and Cingular Wireless, know, within about 300 yards, the location of their sub scribers whenever a phone is turned on. Even if the phone is not in use, it still communicates with cell tower sites, and the wireless provider keeps track of the phone’s position as it travels” (302). She says “These companies are marketing services that turn handsets into even more precise global positioning devices for driving or allowing parents to track the whereabouts of their children” (302).
The thought of being able to track your children, if need be, is a great idea to me. When Swartz talks about that point, that point would be one thing that would stick out to me. Knowing I could