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- January 23, 2021 at 10:34 am #354896
FBI contacting owners of devices which pinged cell towers and WiFi APs near the Capitol during the riot earlier this month
- January 23, 2021 at 10:35 am #354898
Aren’t anyone worried about the surveillance power they have?
- January 23, 2021 at 10:35 am #354899
Good way of identifying things.
- January 23, 2021 at 10:35 am #354900
My phone tends to wander around on it’s own. It stumbled through the front door around 3am that night, smelling of cheap booze and loose women. I was furious! These smartphones really are more trouble than they’re worth. I should’ve settled down with a nice, respectable Nokia flip-phone.
- January 23, 2021 at 10:35 am #354901
Dont even need pings with geofence…
- January 23, 2021 at 10:35 am #354902
Didn’t say whether iOS or Android. Also, they can’t get your exact location the way she described from a tower ping. That would be GPS. Not familiar with iOS, but with Android you need to turn off both Location and Web & App Activity to stop GPS tracking (as well as WiFi and Bluetooth scanning for those location tracking methods). Then, this is Google, so who knows if they really still can’t see GPS location anyway, but I have no location history in my account having done this.
They probably got a geo-fence warrant, but backdoors to Google and Apple would not be a surprise.
Still, if you are going to a real peaceful protest (not the described riot) the guv may want to monitor, best practice is don’t bring your phone.
- January 23, 2021 at 10:35 am #354903
This technology is nothing new. There are a few Live PD episodes where they find a suspect via their cellphone.
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