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How Cell Phones Reveal Your Location (Original Post) marble falls Dec 2019 OP
There is no privacy in communication, erlewyne Dec 2019 #1
There may be something you can do with your phone settings. alwaysinasnit Dec 2019 #3
So from that it looks like it doesn't even matter if we say, "don't track me" on our settings. Squinch Dec 2019 #2
Anybody know the answer to this? Marie Marie Dec 2019 #4
No dalton99a Dec 2019 #5
Thanks for the answer. Guess it is just a matter of time... Marie Marie Dec 2019 #6

erlewyne

(1,115 posts)
1. There is no privacy in communication,
Sat Dec 21, 2019, 12:52 PM
Dec 2019

My favorite toy is runskeeper. I am out every day with
my cell phone and continue to be amazed when I look at
my map location and it has to be within a few feet of where
I am at. So my cell phone location is a given and, unless I
forget it, it is always within a few feet.

Squinch

(51,379 posts)
2. So from that it looks like it doesn't even matter if we say, "don't track me" on our settings.
Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:44 PM
Dec 2019

Which I always suspected was the case. It makes sense.

But this did clarify things. Thanks for posting it.

Marie Marie

(9,999 posts)
4. Anybody know the answer to this?
Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:19 PM
Dec 2019

If you turn your phone OFF (but do not remove the battery), can they still track your location and does it still ping off of local towers? I

dalton99a

(82,354 posts)
5. No
Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:30 PM
Dec 2019

But they're working on it:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/11/29/phones-vulnerable-location-tracking-even-when-gps-services
Phones vulnerable to location tracking even when GPS services off
Lonnie Shekhtman for the Office of Engineering Communications
Nov. 29, 2017 9:37 a.m.

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