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A phone tracking it's movements doesn't do anything other than take up space on the phone and invade your privacy.
post #62 of 140
'Tis why I don't store any passwords to any accounts that can cause any financial harm on my phone, nor do I store any information that could be used to steal my identity.


So have fun with an OCN account, phone thieves!
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The operators do this for all phones not just smartphones that have GPS. They do it primarily for law enforcement usage but they also find the data very valuable for 3rd parties. So we're being tracked anytime we use a cell phone.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
then again.... I could check the file to see where my GF has actually been in the last week...
If you have to spy on her to find out, it's time for a new gf.

Unless she had:
http://apt.thebigboss.org/onepackage...untrackerd&db=
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Encrypt iPhone Backups

If you're a criminal, you don't have a contract to a cell carrier anyways. Pre-paid plans using anonymous pre-paid credit cards.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/25/11 at 5:27am
post #65 of 140
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What could possibly go wrong with someone knowing all my movements and habits? Sounds like a great setup to determine the best time to rob my house to me.
Gotta love those robbers that hack into your computer to get the location file, use their knowledge of cartography and calculate your habits just so they can rob you.
    
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I posted about spokeo.com before. Search yourself or someone you know. Sometimes the information is wrong, sometimes it has everything on you. Phone number, address, email.
I don't exist on that site. I'm pleased to leave it that way too.
    
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Firstly you can encrypt your iPhone backups so this data could not be accessed just like that. And secondly this just improves future services by storing the locations of cell towers for purposes, such as speedier connections to said towers.

http://www.tuaw.com/2011/04/20/your-...your-location/
It should be encrypted from the start and randomize in some online database that doesn't keep user identity.
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Sadly that would mean they have to have then personally id'd the phone in some way which is what they're claiming they don't do (if I understand it correctly). So, I doubt they'll do that just yet.

You may not care that they know that so I guess you may not care in the future that your toilet lid is filled with ads about prostate pills tell you they can help you pee because they know that you can't. Then you go outside and on your way to work get stopped by ads for penis enlargement or free pron because you went to redtube when you meant to go to youtube. And the reason the ads are there in your front lawn is because you didn't care that they know the exact hour you go to work everyday let alone no longer have the right to keep the signs out of you front lawn (or even worse you rent your lawn because you're in need of the income.)
I understand this all know, I disagree with this now. I Don't wont corporations owning my entire life.
post #69 of 140
I couldn't care less if a phone I use logs coordinates of where I travel with my phone. It's fairly benign info, and to be fair, there is disclosure of this practice, it's just that no one reads a user agreement when they begin service/renew service.

To be honest, if this info was trickled off to the service provider so that they can build more-inclusive networks, I can't see this as anything but a good thing. Anyone that thinks they retain true privacy in these times of "always plugged in" is delusional.

Also, seeing, like, 4 different news posts on the "zomg, iphone and android OS's log user locations" is more annoying than when OCN was inundated with Crysis 2 threads...
    
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Originally Posted by Mako View Post
The operators do this for all phones not just smartphones that have GPS. They do it primarily for law enforcement usage but they also find the data very valuable for 3rd parties. So we're being tracked anytime we use a cell phone.
Absolutely right.

This has been going on since 2001, on ALL cell phones.

Also, I cannot believe how many people in here are so willing to give up their privacy. It's really disturbing.

People are so brainwashed with the idea of "well I'm not doing anything wrong so why does it matter?" Ask the people that lived through Nazi Germany how much privacy matters.

Just because you're not doing anything wrong does not make it right for people to intrude into your life.
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