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IPhone Revealed to Track and Log User's Locations - Everywhere they Go!

You may not know where you're going in life, but you always know where you've been--and so does your iPhone. According to a story in The Guardian on Wednesday, the iPhone (and the 3G-enabled iPad) keeps a running log of its location and copies that information to your home computer whenever you connect to it. As such, the information--complete with latitude, longitude, and timestamps--can be easily reconstructed to show a person's movements.
Data scientists Pete Warden and Alasdair Allan discovered the cache of information; the two have written an application that you can run on your own computer to display the location information on a map, getting both an overview of every place you've been as well as stepping through the data by regular intervals.

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smart phones are just too darn usefull.

so, let's talk turkey. my friend argued with me when I said only taking the battery out or wrapping it in thick foil will defeat this aspect. both are a pain to remember to do.
will airplane mode work? I don't trust it.
99% of the time, I really don't care, if it tracks me. in fact that might be a good way to clog the system. I drive a lot! I hope to be able to print invoices wirelessly from my new HTC phone.
I can order parts on the fly, even send pics of the situation.
and since the camera is the new gun in the liberty effort, who knows what I might see?
they even have levels on them and flashlights,
just too usefull.

Makes You Feel Like They Are Watching Your Every Move

This data set on the iPhone combined with the pilot project in Michigan tells the tyrants story.
The idea is to get you to carry around a "bug" that records everywhere you have been and when you were there. Then the COPS (criminals openly people snatching) randomly pull you over for not using a turn signal or some other nonsense. They threaten to taser you (you cow) take your cell phone, plug it into their new israelie phone downloader and presto! In 90 seconds they have a complete log of everywhere you have been since OS 4 was introduced. The fact that the data set moves from device to device and is permanent means this was designed to create a lifetime log of all your movements for the State to use against you forever.

I can see how this is going to play out.
Were you or were you not at the 2012 Ron Paul rally in Dallas Texas at 3:20 P.M. on February 15, 2012, thoughtcriminal Oracle.

Your cell phone places you at the scene of this domestic terrorist gathering.

Holly hell.
This is why I don't carry the cell phone on most trips, I suspected all along it was programmed to collect data on my movements.

Weird, I really hate being right sometimes.

The Oracle

key point: it doesn't matter

key point:

it doesn't matter WHICH phone you carry (in reality), the Iphone is (apparently) just a bit more Orwellian

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

Buy a $20.00 Go Phone

Use cash. Stick $100 credit on it with a card bought with cash.

Enjoy it for a year. Just check your remaining credit every now and then. Unless you really talk a lot, 1000 minutes should last quite a while.

I just got rid

of my blackberry, and got the cheapest bluetooth, flip, go phone they had.
The only thing I'll miss is checking the headlines on DP, when I'm on the go. The rest, they can have.

It's amazing how having the latest electronic leash....err cell phone is such a phony indicator of status in this world.

You see people walking down the road with hardly a penny to their name, but they have got to have a cell phone stuck to the side of their head, like Linus with his blanket.

if your purpose was to avoid

if your purpose was to avoid the "social movement" then you've acomplished it, if it was to avoid lcoation based tracking, you haven't.

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato


Downloading the app later to ck it out.

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Yeah, I'm sure that data

Yeah, I'm sure that data isn't used AT ALL by ANYONE...

man what a creapy shiny little big brother device I have in my pocket....

makes me want to quit carrying my iphone

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

Yep, I just bought mine a

Yep, I just bought mine a couple months ago. Should probably sell it on EBay while they're still worth 500 + dollars. Wonder what Winston Smith would think of this device?

no kidding...

Makes me glad that I traded in my contract and cell phone service for straight talk @ $35 per month for 1000 minutes and 1000 texts...or $50 for unlimited.

I pay cash for my plan every month and if I want to change my phone number each and every month, it is no problem. The only problem is that I forget to get my plan on time sometimes so I go without service until I can run to the store. It's a small price to pay for a nice chunk of mediocre privacy.

you've added a stumbling

you've added a stumbling block

but hardly avoided the heavy hand of big brother, all cell phones have unique identifications that could be (are?) tracked at all times by cell towers (location based off signal strength, using multiple towers to triangulate your location, the Iphone goes a step further to use WIFI and GPS to provide a much more accurate location)

I don't think the plan or the phone matter at this point, they all function off the same technology..

just a heads up ;)

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” Plato

My stumbling block

is pretty much that they can't have a single number for me because it changes constantly, there is no name on the account, and no way to connect me to the phone since I pay with cash for all my plans. Phone goes out the window every time the number is changed, so unique identifiers don't last long. They better work fast. :O)

Sounds like a good option.

Sounds like a good option.