Location tracking of GSM cellphones: now easier (and cheaper) than ever

Discussion in 'privacy general' started by elapsed, Feb 17, 2012.

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    http://arstechnica.com/business/new...llphones-now-easier-and-cheaper-than-ever.ars


    Looks like there's also positives of having a 3G capable phone/smartphone over the standard "dumbphones". Do smartphones bother connecting to 2G if they have a 3G connection? I know they "fall back" to 2G if you're in a 3G dead zone, but not sure if they keep a constant 2G connection. I'd personally doubt it because it would be a waste of battery.
     
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