The location of the phone is known to the cell service provider by triangulation, to within about 1/2km or so. That estimate is very rough, and depends on geography. In a dense urban area, just triangulation (without GPS) can be good to less than 100m. In very rural areas, where cell phone transmitters are very sparse (and the phone typically only communicates with one), the inaccuracy can be many km. In areas with very dense transmitters (for example inside buildings, if they have WiFi and cell phone repeaters) the accuracy can be several meters, good enough to guide people to conference rooms. Yes, there have been prototypes of navigation systems that rely solely on triangulation and work inside buildings, where GPS fails. One use I've seen demonstrated was so people in buildings can find the nearest restroom or fire escape.I wonder how much tower data my flipphone leaks.
Obviously not. Duh.If I remove my battery will the 'pattern of life' collection still persist?
And if he drives near my house, I will also track him. At least as far away as I can see him. And if he drives the same roads that I take, I will see and track him.He has no problem with any of it.
So you can watch realtime military maneuvers from your couch.
Patterns of military activity. For free.
The information adversaries can derive from unsecured aviation data is far too revealing
Not really. Too many get away with ignoring it. But it can be of use to get at middle sized companies. What to do about the too-big-to-jail ones?Can the genie be returned to the bottle?
I doubt it.Civil rights lawyers and Democratic senators are pushing for legislation that would limit U.S. law enforcement agencies’ ability to buy cellphone tracking tools to follow people’s where…www.pilotonline.com
Look at GDPR (which governs how personal data of individuals in the EU may be processed and transferred)
Do Europeans feel this law restored privacy?
Letting them issue Sim cards certainly doesn't make me feel better.What to do about the too-big-to-jail ones?
Probably going to be my route. I am American, I wonder if my old 3G-only flip phone will still work? Then again, my mom loves for us to use things like Life 360 which tells them exactly where you are and where you've been. I wish there was a FOSS alternative because it is handy to know where your loved ones are but that particular app is dangerous.This is why I use Flip-phones. No tracking because they have no apps to download.
Enjoy your SMART Phones. Paying extra to be tracked. Who would have thought...