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Mobile phones as location trackers

One of the fastest growing mobile phone providers is
indefinitely storing information that allows its customers' movements over the last two years to be mapped to within a few hundred metres.

homepage: homepage: http://www.guardian.co.uk/mobile/article/0,2763,581763,00.html

Good Incentive 13.Nov.2001 13:50

lois lane

Good...maybe this will provide incentive for more people to refuse to be slaves to consumerism, buying up every unnecessary, ridiculous, radiation-spewing electro-mechanical gadget that our corporate masters dangle before us like carrots. Stop giving more money to AT&T, Verizon, Qwest, etc. Seek happiness in yourself, your friends and the natural world, not little electronic toys. The only way to destroy the megacorporations is to stop buying their garbage. Individual choices and behavior do make a difference.

No, not quite! 13.Nov.2001 14:56

Mike stepbystepfarm@shaysnet.com

No, I think that would allow them to trace the PHONE, not the customer. Think about it. If considered "evidence", why then I could prove I was in a distant city on certain dates just by sending my phone on a vacation trip.