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05/02/2011 12:26 PM ID: 89083 Permalink   

Verizon Sticker Warns Phone Users of Location-Tracking


Phones sold by Verizon will soon have a sticker on them which warns buyers of location tracking software on the device, according to a letter Verizon Wireless has sent to two politicians.

Those politicians, namely Ed Markey (Dem.) and Joe Barton (Rep.) had previously asked the four biggest wireless carriers about their location tracking habits.

"This device is capable of determining its (and your) physical, geographical location and can associate this location data with other customer information," the sticker reads and gives advice on how to avoid other customers accessing personal data.

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So much for disabling the "Location" thing in your phone.
  by: nimira     05/02/2011 12:52 PM     
  thank your polititions  
they call it 911 locating, it can be used for anything
  by: zortona   05/02/2011 03:52 PM     
  Google is spying us  
As a matter of fact, I discovered that Google was collecting our location data last year using Google Maps, street view car and Chrome, so I developed a few online tools to query their server to check how much do they know about us. After checking the results, I found that Google has listed numerous cell sites in their servers, but many MAC address were not included in their location databases yet.

But I have no idea the location tracking issue would cause such concerns. If you want to know if Google is watching you, check my tools here:

You can use the tools to query your MAC address, IP address and nearby cell towers.
  by: NEOMAX   05/02/2011 07:02 PM     
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