Use A Fitbit - Go To Jail?

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  1. LinuxLover

    LinuxLover Ba-nan-nah-nuh

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    First --- I didn't write this article, but I did a little editing for clarity as it had a lot of run-on sentences and some sentences with no verbs or predicates or objects of the verb in them. Of course, MY edits are gonna be in ---> yup: purple.

    That said ---- I also warn people that this MAY have some big words in it and they might need help in pronouncing them.

    There is also a plethora of words (a lot of words) in this post and it certainly falls into the TL;DR category. That's too bad and I feel sorry for those so incriminated.

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    A year ago, a crime in San Jose, California, made the news all over the country:
    “Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-year-old in Stepdaughter’s Killing,”
    ........was the headline in the New York Times. ​

    Unpack those words and it’s clear why the story went viral. First was (Consider that) the Fitbit, (is) a technology used by millions to track health and exercise.

    The case seemed to confirm that our most personal biological data—movement, heartbeat, sleep—could indeed be subject to surveillance, but also that fitness trackers could become breakthrough tools for police investigations. (That sentence was OK for some reason)

    Then, of course, there was the 90-year-old suspect, That (, and that) was a head-scratcher. We aren’t used to thinking of nonagenarians as murderers.

    Intrigued, Lauren Smiley, a relentless reporter, set out to find the story behind the headlines. What Smiley found seemed to be a paradox: The suspect, Tony Aiello, was 4’11” with heart problems and arthritis.

    He was a backslapping kind of guy who had been the proprietor of a deli for years. During a six-hour interrogation, he called the detectives who grilled him “my friend” and repeatedly denied killing his wife’s daughter, Karen Navarra.

    And yet, a
    (A) Ring camera on a neighbor’s house documented Aiello’s car in Navarra’s driveway at the same time that her Fitbit showed that her heart stopped.

    It was a neat confluence of new technology. Other evidence started to look bad for Aiello, too. (these two sentences SHOULD be melded into a single sentence; but I'll give it a PASS for the nonce.)

    Fitbit evidence has rarely been introduced in courtroom trials, and questions about its it's* accuracy remain.
    * (NOTE: there is some adroit discussion as to WHETHER an inanimate object can have a singular-possessive case. I opt for "Yes, it can because I'm old and I remember my English Composition Classes c. 1960-61 or so, but mostly 'cause I say so .)

    But the (The) Aiello case has relevance beyond one mysterious murder in a San Jose subdivision.

    As Smiley writes: “as the internet of things (IOT) keeps expanding— (eg) porch cameras aimed out into the street to catch passing cars, cell phones tracking us pretty much always, virtual assistants listening in—criminals are going to have to become more tech-savvy or find another trade. And we We all should realize there is little (that) we can hide.

    I give the write a C- because this is SUPPOSED to be written by a professional writer!
     
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  2. larry_minn

    larry_minn Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Seems thin. Unless he confessed... His car was there, when her watch say d it stopped detecting a heart beat? Could she have removed it? (I would assume it raced very fast before stopping)
    Let's be honest. Many people have set up their cell so it records where the phone is ( they are) 24/7
     

  3. Darklock

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    Before you throw stones, look at your own editing. "It's" is an abbreviation for it is. "Its" is the possessive.
     
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  4. doktarZues

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    Good god man.. to have so much free time and to fill out out with this post.
     
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    Memo to file: take off Fitbit before killing someone. Yes, DO leave home without it.
     
  6. Zonny

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    Whew. This is exactly why I prefer the Apple Watch.
     
  7. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall Wallbuilder and Weapon Bearer

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    Every time I kill someone, I steal their watch. So, am I OK?
     
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    Good lord.
     
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  11. billkill

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    The victim, not the suspect was wearing the Fitbit and all it did was record the time of death (heartbeat stops). Since there are other ways to determine time of death, the Fitbit at the most merely corroborates the findings of the ME.
    The Thread title and the article are both clickbait. :rolleyes:
     
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    Bren NRA Life Member

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    Few if any of your OCD grammatical corrections have any foundation in actual rules of English. For example, I have read that among the writers of great English literature about 10% of their sentences start with conjunctions - there's no rule against it.
     
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    I guess I forgot my :)
     
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  14. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    You don’t have to do anything. The cell company is capturing GPS & cell tower pings. if you have WiFi or Bluetooth on almost anywhere you go is tracking you via those technologies. Any time you get online your location IP address is captured; cars have built in GPS, satellite radio etc., all that can be tracked. Where I live, 90% of traffic light have cameras mounted to the poles.

    It’s not whether you set up to be tracked, you have to work to NOT be tracked. At best you can reduce it some.
     
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    Let’s teach the ignorant how to commit crimes.


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  16. CAcop

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    We had an in custody death where a drunk died on some officers. Aside from body cams there was footage all over due to businesses having cameras capturing the street.
     
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    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    Shouldn't the thread title be, "use a Fitbit, while committing a crime go to jail"?
     
  18. michael_b

    michael_b Elementary, my dear Watson.

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    I think it was the victim's fitbit, not the murderer's fitbit.
     
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  20. Geeorge

    Geeorge Sarcasm Inc.

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    Don't leave an electronic or paper trail and check all your vehicle lights and don't speed when hauling illegal items or committing crime