Man Fired Thanks to GPS Tracking

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  1. moondg

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    John Halpin, a 21 year employee of the NYC school system was fired yesterday for accepting pay for time worked when he allegedly was not at work. How do they know he wasn't at work? It appears that they were monitoring his activities using the GPS functions of his government-issued cell phone.
    [​IMG]The NY Post reports, "Schools Chancellor Joel Klein yesterday fired a veteran worker whose movements were tracked for five months through the GPS device in his cellphone, leading to charges that he was repeatedly cutting out early."
    He said he was never told that the cellphone he was given in 2005 could be used to monitor his every move and questioned the accuracy of the data it produced. The judge issued a decision saying the Department of Education was under no obligation "to notify its employees of all the methods it may possibly use to uncover their misconduct."
    Only 2 states in the U.S. require a company to let an employee know when they are using a GPS tracking device. We know of companies who monitor Internet and phone usage, now they are tracking movement. Eyes in the sky.
     
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    Sounds to me like the guy should have done his job right and stayed for the whole day. Am I missing something?
     
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    I don't know what are you looking for? I just thought the story was pretty cool I was not looking for a fight one way or the other. I think he got what he had coming.
     
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    Sorry. I agree!
     
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    Why don't those eye's copy right???????
     
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    We can't be certain the GPS tracking feature works correctly, as it could be malfunctioning due to microwave rays etc...Hard to know.

    I also wonder if they actively turned the GPS feature off while he was at lunch. He deserves privacy during his lunch time, not to be stalked. I am not sure what I think, but I am not that concerned about it either.



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    Between that and the tracking of each car as it goes through a toll booth and the cameras on the streets, oh my...who would have thought just how much Big Brother IS watching us...Yikes
     
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    Many trucking firms have been using GPS tracking for well over 20 years to keep up with their trucks, 24/7.
     
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    Yeah, some occupations need GPS tracking more than others
     
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    I think what the story brings to out attention if we listen to it is this.

    The time is approaching when every man woman and child will be watched 24/7
    you won't be able to buy or sell without the mark.
    For years as a child (yes even then)I wondered how man would be prevented from buying anything as long as he had a dollar in his pocket,when in truth before long no one will accept dollar bills.
    This is just a step,though an incremental one along a path to a cashless society.
    The technology to track anyone this close has only come to the forefront recently,who would have thought that it would have been this easily accepted?
    To think that we have very little concern with the goverment or our employers knowing where we are to within a few feet?

    Yes if he was stealing, he got what he deserved, but in america we have a right to face our accuser,don't we?
    How can I or you face a GPS SYSTEM?
    isn't it possible that with all the technology available,that he could still be innocent?or is he guilty because the machine says that he is ?People be carefull!you just do not know when you might be on the other side of this ,maybe he was doing something that they didn't like(not going along with the program),refusing to play the game?Who knows for sure,not me....
    It is alot like the redlight cameras.....I just do not like it.To much to be manipulated by those who already have too much control...
     
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    Maybe you need permission from the "copy right" owner.
     
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    Those are eyes??
     
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    At some level, we are watched 24/7 anyway. Our children watch us. Our friends watch us. God watches us.

    We need to be doing what we are supposed to be doing.
     
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    Sometimes what we do is no one else's business, though.
     
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    Obviously you do want to post the link or you wouldn't have done it. So at least be honest. Secondly, the fact that everything you do on the internet can be tracked has nothing to do with the FBI. It has to do with the way the internet works.
     

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