Website Can Find Your Exact Location With Your Phone Number

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by Dermot7, Feb 5, 2012.

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  1. Dermot7
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    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/05/website-can-find-with-your-phone-number/

    Apologies if already posted/mentioned.
  2. Warlockz
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    I like the Life360 Idea but the other Instant Locator being public to anyone without the need to install an app is creepy, could aid a stalker who has bad intentions!
  3. Dermot7
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    Yes, I agree, and the potential for that Loc-Aid database getting hacked, would seem to have a few other negative implications also, for personal safety.
  4. x942
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    All this is doing is pulling cell ID out of the response SMS you send back saying "YES TEST1". This is (the article) complete FUD. Even with GPS turned on it good only find my city. When I sent a text spoofing the Cell ID it turned up that location. This is nothing new or worthwhile. Installing apps behind your back is something I would be more concerned about.
  5. Ranget
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    +1 WarLockz

    thing getting creepier by the moment
    but the same goes for stalker you can know where is your stalker :/
  6. x942
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    You still need access to there phone + being able to send a text. Why not just install an app and hide it at that point?
  7. Dermot7
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    I guess if geotagging is disabled on a phone, then you can't be "stalked", located, or tracked? Remembered this project, now finished :
    http://icanstalku.com/how.php
  8. Ranget
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    the man has to do a lot these days

    :/ really annoying
  9. Dermot7
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    Anyway, from what I can see, one of the most dangerous things about those "smartphones", is that so many people seem to be wandering around staring into them all the time ( presumably Fakebooking or something), that they're in more danger of getting mugged, knocked down by a car, or simply slamming headlong, into a lamppost! :argh:
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