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    anonymous
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    FBI contacting owners of devices which pinged cell towers and WiFi APs near the Capitol during the riot earlier this month

  • #354898

    HuckTheForde

    Aren’t anyone worried about the surveillance power they have?

  • #354899

    invictus9840

    Good way of identifying things.

  • #354900

    Chipjack

    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.

  • #354901

    roaringfork

    Dont even need pings with geofence…

  • #354902

    blue_pill_90210

    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.

  • #354903

    jeffreydobkin

    This technology is nothing new. There are a few Live PD episodes where they find a suspect via their cellphone.

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