Skip to comments.Cellphone Misadventure – They Track You Anyway
Posted on 05/27/2018 4:03:01 PM PDT by rktman
Slugging is an organic ride-share around the D.C. suburbs to commute back and forth to the Pentagon and the neighboring office buildings via high-occupancy vehicle lanes without a toll. As we arrive, she pulls up to the barrier, instead of pulling up to the normal slug drop off area, an indicator that she is going to D.C. not inside the Pentagon. As I hurry to get out, the chord gets wrapped around the seatbelt and my podcast stops. I move over to the barrier and put my stuff down to get organized, I grab the chord and the iPhone is gone. In a panic I check my pockets. I turn around to see how far the SUV has gone, can I stop it, but its gone.
A white SUV approaches, I recognize the Jamaican flag which floods back into memory, and I approach the driver; she rolls down the window and says, Are you looking for this? handing me my iPhone. I am overjoyed. The moral of my misadventure: With or without GPS turned on, they can still track you Password-protect your phone to guard your data Buy phone-loss insurance Keep your iPhone in a deep pocket or in a purse Be careful when you ride-share and never give up Back up precious photos with iCloud or a removable drive.
(Excerpt) Read more at ileanajohnson.com ...
“Alexa please spy on me”
The author must be using autocomplete-the “cord” she is referring to is not the “chord” that has anything to do with music...
I’m almost paranoid about keeping my phone close and available only to me-it is inside an Otterbox which is inside a case clipped to my waistband or belt-the gps is turned off unless I need to let the contractor I work with know my whereabouts, a password is needed to unlock it, and it never leaves my person unless I’m at home. I don’t use any apps that request my location, and I don’t use the phone to go on the internet-and even at that. if someone wanted to track me using my cell signal, I’m sure they could...
Go to youtube and search EZ pass tracking.
LOL. Remember that from FL turnpike days.
In my very rural and hilly area there is no cell service even though all the cell-phone providers claim there is one hundred percent coverage in the state.
I used to think that was a problem—but now I am beginning to think that is a good thing.
I guess I need to start showing up at town meetings to heckle anyone who tries to put in more cell towers. :-)
She dropped you off ... what is this about cellphone tracking?
” I dont use the phone to go on the internet-”
That is 90% of my use!
I found one on a mountain trail in washington state. Turned it into the carrier.
I didn’t get that either...
Your phone location is tracked even if the GPS is “turned off”. As long as your phone is on, and connected to a network, the phone location is tracked.
“Turning off” GPS only means that your apps cannot get the GPS data, and it is not transmitted to other private parties, generally.
It will almost certainly still be available in the meta-data the government records.
I live in a hilly rural area, too-and the nearest cell tower to my place is 5.4 miles away-so coverage sort of sucks here, too...
Left in car. Returned.
Unless you disconnect the GPS antenna or put the phone in a faraday cage pouch.
I pretty much figured that was the case-there is a plumbing sub-contractor I work with who is married but has Bill Clinton’s libido and arrogance. He brags he never calls his shack jobs on his personal phone-he calls and texts/sexts them on “burner” phones, thinking he is untrackable-we have all told him he can still get busted any number of ways-after all, Anthony Weiner thought he wouldn’t get caught, either...
I see now - We should have read the whole article ;-)
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