Can Your Cell Phone Give Away Your Location

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Equipment
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Can your cell phone give away your location?  Yes it can.  Anytime it has a power source attached it can be tracked; which means simply turning it off is not enough.  If it has access to power, via a battery, as an example it can send and receive tracking data from nearby towers.  Your signal can be triangulated between towers which can then identify your position whether the cell phone is in use or not. Removing the battery is the only way to eliminate this tracking; however, once you re-insert the battery, it re-registers the network and your location can once again be revealed.

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  1. Brittius says:

    Reblogged this on and commented:
    Some have a miniature back up battery in the system for spying purposes. This has been since beepers were used and technology volunteered itself to law enforcement in the early to mid-1990s.

    • rmactsc says:

      There are rumors and these are only rumors that there are methods being considered to allow cell phone tracking even with the primary and backup batteries removed. It will be interesting to see when and if this comes to pass and how it will be accomplished.

      • Brittius says:

        Already being done. All that is needed is the frequency that the cell phone operates on. In fact, those boxes in Washington State with the Wi-Fi, can do the same thing and, eavesdrop on computers and imbed Trojan horses, etc.
        A few organized crime cases have been questioned because the people removed batteries, and their words at meetings were transcribed for judge and jury to read.

  2. rmactsc says:

    That’s the one thing about technology that is so frustrating to many. The more it improves the easier it is to data mine or eavesdrop.

  3. Logan Angel says:

    Reblogged this on Book Lovers and commented:
    What about that?

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