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Old 01-28-2014, 09:37 AM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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I'm glad my phone doesn't allow these!


Spies use smartphone apps to track people: Reports





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Old 01-28-2014, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I'm glad my phone doesn't allow these!
Only if you turn off location services--and then lose a core functionality of your device.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I bet the spy watching me is
pretty
freaking
bored...

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Old 01-28-2014, 04:05 PM
 
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Only if you turn off location services--and then lose a core functionality of your device.
No location services, or App crap at all in my phone, but plenty of core functionality since I use it for it's primary function ... phone calls!
My laptop takes care of internet needs.
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Old 01-29-2014, 01:00 AM
 
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My phone's primary function hasn't been a phone in quite some time.
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Old 01-31-2014, 03:58 PM
 
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I bet the spy watching me is
pretty
freaking
bored...

There probably wouldn't be an actual human being spying on you at all. Recently, Authorities used location services to pinpoint all smartphones in use *near* a political demonstration in the Ukraine. Each person received a text message saying that their name has been registered as a participant in the demonstration for possible for future arrest. See how that works?

How Ukrainian Authorities Are Using Smartphones as Weapons Against Protesters | Motherboard

Even if you weren't part of the protests but say, hanging out in your apartment in the area--you got the message.

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No location services, or App crap at all in my phone, but plenty of core functionality since I use it for it's primary function ... phone calls!
My laptop takes care of internet needs.
Ah, well hang onto it while you can. I think non-smartphones without GPS will likely be phased out in the near future.
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Old 01-31-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: northwest Illinois
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There probably wouldn't be an actual human being spying on you at all. Recently, Authorities used location services to pinpoint all smartphones in use *near* a political demonstration in the Ukraine. Each person received a text message saying that their name has been registered as a participant in the demonstration for possible for future arrest. See how that works?

How Ukrainian Authorities Are Using Smartphones as Weapons Against Protesters | Motherboard

Even if you weren't part of the protests but say, hanging out in your apartment in the area--you got the message.



Ah, well hang onto it while you can. I think non-smartphones without GPS will likely be phased out in the near future.
Maybe, but I doubt it since there are new models with anti-government features released all the time. That's ok because this one works fine, and I have another brand NEW in a box if this one dies.

It's all about redundancy and knowing how to achieve it!
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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the only cellphone doesn't allow this is the iphone all the android and symbian phones can be spied on.

-Mina
If you honestly believe that the iPhone is immune, you are kidding yourself. I don't know how it could be done, but if the government really wanted to they could mandate cell phone carriers install certain hardware or internal applications to allow monitoring/tracking.
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Old 05-18-2014, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Sarasota FL
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Tracking cookies on your computer
Tracking/activity device in your vehicle
GPS device in your vehicle
GPS device in your phone
Report to your County Health Dept office tomorrow at 9 AM, they will be installing a tracking device in your right earlobe.
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Old 05-19-2014, 03:30 AM
 
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There is always a price we have to pay in exchange for the convenience of technology
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