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Repost: http://www.overclock.net/technology-...verywhere.html

Or I guess that would be considered the repost, but it's more active than this thread anyways.
So you posted in here to say that the other thread is a repost...
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You can be tracked with a regular cell phone, just by tower triangulation when the phone registers to different towers. Nothing new.
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Originally Posted by ImmortalKenny View Post
BREAKING NEWS! If you have any kind of cell phone, big brother knows where you are at all times! OMG!

Seriously people, you're being tracked with whatever you do.
Seriously... Where do you think all the info comes from when you use "Find my iPhone"? The cell carriers have logs of everywhere you've been and can track your location instantly. You being able to read a log stored on your phone is no different.

Encrypting the iPhone backup only protects it on your computer. The file on the iPhone isn't encrypted.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/20/11 at 11:40pm
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Originally Posted by Skaterboydale View Post
Quote from Zuckerberg himself 'The age of privacy is over'

Just saying
As if privacy were an age waiting to be eclipsed by the grand future. What a bunch of self important tools.

And I don't care if people can use cellphone records to do the same thing, they'd need a warrant. From what I gather, I can compromise a PC with an iPhone backup on it and have instant access to that data. Not the same, not cool.

And what's with all the people not standing up for their privacy?

You're ruining it for the rest of us.
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Encrypt the iPhone backup, no reason not to anyways.

For funsies.


Just to give folks a better idea I put it on the last day instead of All-Time.


While you can find my general area you can't find me, I'm not sure if the actual data gives specific GPS coordinates (99% sure it doesn't) but it looks like all you get are general cell towers that you hit. Apparently there is one in the lake.
Edited by advion - 4/20/11 at 9:59pm
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As if privacy were an age waiting to be eclipsed by the grand future. What a bunch of self important tools.

And I don't care if people can use cellphone records to do the same thing, they'd need a warrant. From what I gather, I can compromise a PC with an iPhone backup on it and have instant access to that data. Not the same, not cool.

And what's with all the people not standing up for their privacy?

You're ruining it for the rest of us.
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He who sacrifices freedom for security deserves neither.
These people who so willingly sacrifice their privacy are the same people who are giving up their freedom. I find it disgusting when I read people saying that we have too much freedom and some of it should be taken away.

Let's go and ask the people in the Gulags and prisons, in dictatorial countries around the world, how it's working out for them. But fear not, we are catching up with those people fast and we will have our own Gulags soon enough.
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Let's go and ask the people in the Gulags and prisons, in dictatorial countries around the world, how it's working out for them. But fear not, we are catching up with those people fast and we will have our own Gulags soon enough.
OT - kind of. The issue here presents a real problem with society.

It is easy to dismiss this as nonsense, either by calling you a conspiracy theorist or by simply stating that it can't, won't, wouldn't ever happen. After all, it sounds so ridiculous, right? However, history indicates that far more ridiculous atrocities have arisen time and time again throughout civilization. It is no stretch at all to logically identify malignant behavior in governments all over the world today.

I don't subscribe to radical conspiracy theories about the government enslaving the country with martial law. I also don't subscribe to the thought that terrible things can't happen in short time under the nose of a sleeping populous.

Both are flawed and not drafted in observation and logic. I don't want people to form militias and enact a coup de'etat. I want people to have an open mind and stand up for what is right, and be aware of what can be taken from them so that it is not. Assuming someone will do it for you is a history we are doomed to repeat, should we not heed the obvious lessons from the past.

If you don't pay attention to your freedom, how will you know you are losing it?
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What is their use for this? Mapping signal quality?
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Lmao, I just saw this on BBC News, nearly wet myself

Makes Google's StreetView faux pas look like nothing!
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If this "tracker" is as accurate as my iPhone's GPS software, then I have nothing to worry about. If your worried about big brother tracking you, the government can track your phone, look through the camera, and activate the speaker phone mic to listen in, and all with the phone turned off. This log is more of a hassle to get to then just tracking you under the Patriot Act. If your that worried, get a signal blocking case to stick your phone in when you want to be sneaky.
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