Skip to comments.Your Phone’s ‘Tilt’ Sensor Allows People to Track You
Posted on 05/10/2014 3:36:15 AM PDT by expat1000
Never mind what you actually text or say on the phone now even the way you tap, hold and move it can be tracked.
A U.S. research team revealed your smartphone and tablets tilt and swipe motion sensor data which cannot be blocked can be used to track your movements and even determine your passwords.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Instead of reading data from an accelerometer, a website can look at the characteristics of a computer such as what plug-ins and software you have installed, the size of the screen, the time zone, fonts and other features of any particular machine, giving that laptop or desktop a distinct signature. The Electronic Frontier Foundation found that 94 percent of Flash or Java browsers which enable key features in Internet browsing had unique, fingerprint-like identities, Forbes reports.
At this point I don’t care.
By the time they come for me the phone will be gone.
I don’t like anyone watching me. I don’t think they should watch or track anyone. But it’s not gonna stop and I have a million other things to deal with.
It’s probably easier to just track the GPS. All cell phones have that.
Guess I need to use it in the bathroom more... to bad they can’t detect smell.
Well, that will be handy if I ever get lost.
It can be turned off. I turn mine off when not actively using it.
Don’t have a cell phone or tablet and after hearing this never will. If someone can get your passwords from your desktop that doesn’t sound so good.
Sounds like an opportunity for a smart company to make an untrackable tablet, laptop, or cell and make a ton of money. Doesn’t have to be unreadable just say it is.
Maybe wifes need an app so they can tell when hubby goes to a strip club. Lot of ways to make a buck here.
There are so many ways to track us these days that there is no privacy.
I would be flattered if the NSAIRSOBAMAFBI choose me out of all the billions of smartphones to track because of my “dangerousness”. I’d be all over the media, peeing in my pants, crying, shaking...just thinking how many cool millions I’d make off of my “misfortune”....and book.
If the On-Star button works...then why cares how?
“Sounds like an opportunity for a smart company to make an untrackable tablet, laptop, or cell and make a ton of money.”
This should do it as long as you are not using the phone. I don’t believe there’s any possible way to avoid tracking if the phone is capable of making or receiving calls.
Anything you turn off with software (pressing a button in a menu, for instance) can be turned back on with software. Example: Even if you 'turn off' your GPS, it gets reactivated if you dial 911 and sends your location along with the 911 call.
What people don’t realize is that most often the stuff that makes the Internet “shiny” is also what makes it dangers. Flash, Java, AddOns, Extensions... they are all materially useless except to make display more attractive. The overwhelming majority of people would not want to give this up, but doing so, while making the web nothing but a large block of text on each page, would make your identity at least marginally safer than it is now.
The communications of future rebellions will be disseminated through dumb terminals and encrypted text or, worst case, Morse code.
That’s what I love about FreeRepublic. Simplistic beauty.
That’s the group you really have to worry about.
In other news...
Introducing the IntelliPotty.
Beware the next time you visit the restroom as your actions and bodily functions could very well be monitored and recorded. The new IntelliPotty will record the following: what function you performed, the amount and consistency of your excretions, how long your “activities” took, whether you used toilet paper, how much TP you used, whether you flushed...OR NOT, whether you raised or lowered the lid and ring, and whether you used the in-room exhaust fan to rid the air of any “foul” odors. Using a cellular device, this information will be transmitted to a location as designated by the commode owner.
Upgraded IntelliPotty units will even be able to analyze the “deposits” for drug use, cholesterol level, and other medical issues. One of the more controversial capabilities disclosed by the manufacturer is the unit’s ability to take a user’s DNA sample. Some units will use the old fashioned flush levers... and will take fingerprint readings as the user flushes with the handle.
And, don’t even think about lighting up a cigarette while hoping to catch a few private minutes on the “porcelain throne”...as EVERY unit has a reverse flush function should smoke be detected. Your sports pages would definitely be ruined should the reverse function be activated.
You misunderstand the process. The info is just recorded and stored. Terabytes of info.
Then, if you ever have a "Joe the Plumber" moment where you embarrass some senior official, or become too active in the TEA Party, THEN all that info gets retrieved, to see if there's anything there that can be used to make your life miserable.
Every time I pass these cameras on the road ( the ones that take pictures as you approach) I flip them off
Just make sure your hand isn’t making the shape of a gun...then you could be in real trouble.
It's called TURNING THE DAMN' THING OFF.
Then no book deal?
People using their cell phones and tablets to share theories on just how they'll be forced to get an implanted chip with "666" in it while the goodies they can't live without and share theories over have already turned them into walking broadcast towers
How’s this for an idea:
Cell phones with an “off” switch that actually cuts off juice to the damn thing. Off means “off”.
Then a radio-wave-proof mylar bag to carry the thing to be on the safe side.
You made that all up, didn’t you? Didn’t you?
Even “off” many devices are still energized at some level;as said by another:if it is turned on or off by software detecting a button it can be turned on or off by software ,either hacked or with capabilities unknown to the end user.
Placingthe cellphone in a foil bag or metal canister with lid is one of the surest ways to be certain it isn’t still communicating your location.But it will acquire your new location onbringing it out.
Anonymity is truly rare.
It doesn’t matter. They track you from the tower pings unless the phone is off, and probably still then unless you can pull the battery.
“You made that all up, didnt you? Didnt you?”
Well, it’s probably not a true story...today, at least.
According to them, no signal gets in or out of any device in the bag.
Most newer cellular phones have two batteries - the one that runs the bells and whistles - and another, unreachable without disassembling the unit, that is solely GPS.
So, even if you turn it off and remove the “battery” your unit is still transmitting your location.
I’ve been doing some heavy duty research on this for a new book.
Wrap your cell phone in tin foil when not in use.
Once again I’m glad I don’t have one of those “smartphones” .... I have a stupid “feature” phone. It makes phone calls and that’s it. No GPS, no text, no email, no web browsing. The only way to track me will be via the cellphone towers, which is still a pretty big area.
“Wrap your cell phone in tin foil when not in use.”
Double wrap with heavy duty foil and make sure there are no gaps.
What about those bags that potato chips come in?
I am always a day late and a dollar short.
Yeah, me too. Makes calls and takes photos. That’s all I need.
You’d make? Maybe your survivors would make, if there are any.
Many people want phones with all the bells and whistles built in; those most definitely have GPS built in.