Internet probe tracks to within 690 metres

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by CloneRanger, Apr 8, 2011.

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  1. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Spooky :eek:

     
  2. dw426

    dw426 Registered Member

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    Of course they'd create this in China, lol. Stuff like this shows why ad blockers aren't such a bad idea after all.
     
  3. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Another of the many good reasons to block ads online.
     
  4. SteveTX

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    This is a little dirty. But there are much worse systems out there, like the automatic geolocation recording that cellphone providers perform.
     
  5. dw426

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    Yeah, and unlike malicious/annoying ads, these other methods get little to no publicity. Instead millions are being watched/tracked without the slightest clue.
     
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    PJC Very Frequent Poster

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    Now, I love ABP even more...:D
     
  7. x942

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    Agreed. Even though it is necessary for that geolocation to take place (so the towers can place/connect the call) they should allow you to opt-in to having it removed every 'X' minutes or so. The other scary part is that based on WiFi location I can pinpoint my ipad or ipod touch to my street even though I bought this router a month ago :S I am glad to disable location as much as possible.
     
  8. lotuseclat79

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    Related article: New geotracking technology could make you easier to find.

    -- Tom
     
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