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Cellphone Misadventure They Track You Anyway
ileanajohnson.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Dr. Ileana Johnson

Posted on 05/27/2018 4:03:01 PM PDT by rktman

“Slugging” is an organic ride-share around the D.C. suburbs to commute back and forth to the Pentagon and the neighboring office buildings via high-occupancy vehicle lanes without a toll. As we arrive, she pulls up to the barrier, instead of pulling up to the normal “slug” drop off area, an indicator that she is going to D.C. not inside the Pentagon. As I hurry to get out, the chord gets wrapped around the seatbelt and my podcast stops. I move over to the barrier and put my stuff down to get organized, I grab the chord and the iPhone is gone. In a panic I check my pockets. I turn around to see how far the SUV has gone, can I stop it, but it’s gone.

A white SUV approaches, I recognize the Jamaican flag which floods back into memory, and I approach the driver; she rolls down the window and says, “Are you looking for this?” handing me my iPhone. I am overjoyed. The moral of my misadventure: – With or without GPS turned on, they can still track you – Password-protect your phone to guard your data – Buy phone-loss insurance – Keep your iPhone in a deep pocket or in a purse – Be careful when you ride-share and never give up – Back up precious photos with iCloud or a removable drive.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: celltowers; pings; trackers
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Lucky Dr. Johnson got it back. A friend of ours had hers stolen and knows where it is but the LEOs said stay away as it is in a location with an ongoing investigation. Gurrrr. Tracked it with gps.
1 posted on 05/27/2018 4:03:01 PM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

“Alexa please spy on me”


2 posted on 05/27/2018 4:07:02 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: rktman

The author must be using autocomplete-the “cord” she is referring to is not the “chord” that has anything to do with music...

I’m almost paranoid about keeping my phone close and available only to me-it is inside an Otterbox which is inside a case clipped to my waistband or belt-the gps is turned off unless I need to let the contractor I work with know my whereabouts, a password is needed to unlock it, and it never leaves my person unless I’m at home. I don’t use any apps that request my location, and I don’t use the phone to go on the internet-and even at that. if someone wanted to track me using my cell signal, I’m sure they could...


3 posted on 05/27/2018 4:18:47 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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If you use EZPass you're being tracked all over they city. (It' not just for taking toll money).

Go to youtube and search EZ pass tracking.

4 posted on 05/27/2018 4:22:57 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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So, you're thinkin' no keyboard, guitar, banjo? I did grab a chord or two the other night and will again tomorrow night too. If I remember to bring my cord to plug into an amplifier. 👹🎤🎸🎼
5 posted on 05/27/2018 4:23:33 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: yesthatjallen

LOL. Remember that from FL turnpike days.


6 posted on 05/27/2018 4:24:19 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: Texan5

In my very rural and hilly area there is no cell service even though all the cell-phone providers claim there is one hundred percent coverage in the state.

I used to think that was a problem—but now I am beginning to think that is a good thing.

I guess I need to start showing up at town meetings to heckle anyone who tries to put in more cell towers. :-)


7 posted on 05/27/2018 4:27:41 PM PDT by cgbg (Hidden behind the social justice warrior mask is corruption and sexual deviance.)
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She dropped you off ... what is this about cellphone tracking?


8 posted on 05/27/2018 4:34:15 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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” I don’t use the phone to go on the internet-”

That is 90% of my use!


9 posted on 05/27/2018 4:35:39 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: rktman

I found one on a mountain trail in washington state. Turned it into the carrier.


10 posted on 05/27/2018 4:39:45 PM PDT by pas
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I didn’t get that either...


11 posted on 05/27/2018 4:42:14 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: Texan5

Your phone location is tracked even if the GPS is “turned off”. As long as your phone is on, and connected to a network, the phone location is tracked.

“Turning off” GPS only means that your apps cannot get the GPS data, and it is not transmitted to other private parties, generally.

It will almost certainly still be available in the meta-data the government records.


12 posted on 05/27/2018 4:47:42 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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I live in a hilly rural area, too-and the nearest cell tower to my place is 5.4 miles away-so coverage sort of sucks here, too...


13 posted on 05/27/2018 4:59:05 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TexasGator

Left in car. Returned.


14 posted on 05/27/2018 5:03:32 PM PDT by rktman (Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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To: rktman

So?


15 posted on 05/27/2018 5:05:52 PM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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To: marktwain
It will almost certainly still be available in the meta-data the government records.

Unless you disconnect the GPS antenna or put the phone in a faraday cage pouch.

http://www.instructables.com/id/Faraday-Cage-Phone-Pouch/

16 posted on 05/27/2018 5:06:41 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Very interesting.


17 posted on 05/27/2018 5:09:38 PM PDT by marktwain (President Trump and his supporters are the Resistance. His opponents are the Reactionaries.)
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I pretty much figured that was the case-there is a plumbing sub-contractor I work with who is married but has Bill Clinton’s libido and arrogance. He brags he never calls his shack jobs on his personal phone-he calls and texts/sexts them on “burner” phones, thinking he is untrackable-we have all told him he can still get busted any number of ways-after all, Anthony Weiner thought he wouldn’t get caught, either...


18 posted on 05/27/2018 5:10:20 PM PDT by Texan5 ("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
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To: TexasGator

I see now - We should have read the whole article ;-)


19 posted on 05/27/2018 5:11:39 PM PDT by Jamestown1630 ("A Republic, if you can keep it.")
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To: marktwain

https://www.providr.com/man-uses-potato-chip-bag-to-skip-work-and-gets-fired-after-being-caught/2/


20 posted on 05/27/2018 5:21:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=800>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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