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Old 04-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #1
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They are called "stingrays", and look like a cell tower. Except these recieve your information from your phone. In use since 2008, I had never heard of them, you?

http://dissenter.firedoglake.com/2011/08/03/aclus-new-project-to-uncover-details-on-law-enforcement-use-of-location-tracking/

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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I didn't see anything in that article about Stingrays. This article is dated. Not to mention the commenters at the bottom who believe the States not being investigated are ruled by white supremacist gun nuts. Yikes.
Speaking from personal and professional experience, cell phones cannot be tracked without assistance from the cellular company. They will not help without a warrant or an emergency situation which usually requires a call by the phone in question to 911, thereby creating a duty to act on the part of the 911 center. Im not sure if larger agencies would have different access to info.
I assume the Feds have access to whatever they want, whenever they want it, for whatever reason they like.

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In response.
http://vigilantcitizen.com/latestnews/cia-director-web-connected-devices-in-your-home-make-it-easy-to-spy-on-you/

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I've read about similar issues of cell phones giving out locations, etc. but I don't think this cheap $15 Tracfone, that I use, has all the gadgets, etc. on it that the good ones do, so I'm not too concerned about it.

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There are a bunch of ways they can track you and intercept your data. Modern smartphones usually come with some low level application installed that can send every keystroke and everything that goes to and from your phone. Also the fact that pretty much all phones have built in GPS chips makes it much easier to follow people. Whatever comes as a "feature" is also a feature for the government to monitor your activity closely.
Look up CarrierIQ.

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Not gonna worry about it. Anyone watching me will already know that:
A. I don't do anything illegal and...
B. I'm definitely more trouble than I'm worth.

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I've read about similar issues of cell phones giving out locations, etc. but I don't think this cheap $15 Tracfone, that I use, has all the gadgets, etc. on it that the good ones do, so I'm not too concerned about it.
It has nothing to do with the price of the phone, you have a number and your phone can be tracked
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They wouldn't get anything off my cell phone but a bunch of B.S. and worthless texts, so let them have at it!

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supreme court just ruled the feds need a warrant to track you. if they do so with no warrant and you find out you prolly have a really good lawsuit.

wouldnt worry about it.

if shtf first thing that happens for me is the battery in the cell phone gets removed and the damn thing left in a drawer till order is restored

its a non-issue

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