Secret Service Allowed to Use Cell Tracking Technology
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service will be allowed to use cellphone-tracking technology — without getting a court warrant first. The provision is part of a new policy mentioned by a top Homeland Security department official. Assistant Secretary Seth M. Stodder told a House subcommittee about the rules — saying such surveillance can be done without court approval if there is believed to be a threat to the president, even if that threat isn't specific. It also applies if there is a perceived threat against someone the Secret Service is protecting, like families of the president, presidential candidates former holders of the executive office.