Ben Cantrick (mackys) wrote,
Ben Cantrick
mackys

Told you so (again)...

For the past week I've been tracking my girlfriend through her mobile phone. I can see exactly where she is, at any time of day or night, within 150 yards, as long as her phone is on. It has been very interesting to find out about her day. Now I'm going to tell you how I did it.

http://technology.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1699156,00.html

http://www.metafilter.com/mefi/48872

One thing to keep in mind, kids. When the FBI (or CIA or NSA or whoever) wants to track your location by your cell phone, they don't have to send you a text message telling you it's happening. And their track record about, you know, actually respecting your constitutional right to privacy when they lack any probable cause to put you under surveillance... it ain't so good either.

Most of us need not worry; the government does not care where we go. But if you're, say, Cindy Sheehan... you might want to consider turning off your cell phone when you visit your friend's house. Or, better yet, leave it turned on - and leave it at home.
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