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Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:59 AM

How Cell Phones Reveal Your Location

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Reply How Cell Phones Reveal Your Location (Original post)
marble falls Dec 2019 OP
erlewyne Dec 2019 #1
alwaysinasnit Dec 2019 #3
Squinch Dec 2019 #2
Marie Marie Dec 2019 #4
dalton99a Dec 2019 #5
Marie Marie Dec 2019 #6

Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 12:52 PM

1. There is no privacy in communication,

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.

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Response to erlewyne (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:48 PM

3. There may be something you can do with your phone settings.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 02:44 PM

2. So from that it looks like it doesn't even matter if we say, "don't track me" on our settings.

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

But this did clarify things. Thanks for posting it.

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Response to marble falls (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:19 PM

4. Anybody know the answer to this?

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

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Response to Marie Marie (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:30 PM

5. No

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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Response to dalton99a (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 04:32 PM

6. Thanks for the answer. Guess it is just a matter of time...

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