Mobile Phone Tracking

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by JonCK, Oct 13, 2007.

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  1. JonCK

    JonCK Registered Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    Came across a site called "Mobile Locators" that can track the location of a mobile phone. Does that mean that anyone can track my mobile with or without my permission?
  2. tradetime

    tradetime Registered Member

    Oct 24, 2006
    I have seen this sort of thing before, to answer your question, to the best of my knowledge, your mobile phone service provider can track your phone, and could make this information available to law enforcemwnt, though this may require a warrant. From the perspective of the service that is being offered, it requires the authorization of the mobile account holder.

    FAQ's for that particular service.
  3. Bob D

    Bob D Registered Member

    Apr 18, 2005
    Mass., USA
    In the U.S., I believe ALL new cell ph.s MUST have ALI (automatic location information) for instances of emergency.
    (Some non-emergency services require it as well i.e.: driving directions, location of nearest bank, etc.)
    On my Motorola ph, I have the options of "Location On" or "911 only".
    If "Location On" is selected, an icon appears on the display.
    If the network or a service requests my location, I have the option to refuse.
    Default ALI setting is "911 only", whereby location info is sent only when dialing 911.
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