New bill would ban secret GPS data collection

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New bill would ban secret GPS data collection.

[newsimage]http://static.rankone.nl/images_posts/2011/06/nCl0g1.jpg[/newsimage]A new bi-partisan bill to be presented to Congress soon seeks to do away with GPS tracking unless a warrant is issued.


Read the full article here: [http://www.myce.com/news/new-bill-would-ban-secret-gps-data-collection-46459/](http://www.myce.com/news/new-bill-would-ban-secret-gps-data-collection-46459/)


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#2

A secret warrant? :slight_smile:


#3

My 7 year old cell phone with no GPS is doing just fine, thank you.


#4

Your phone will be easy to track by those with the technology. As long as the battery is connected, whether mobile is powered on or off. Don’t blink i’m surethey will even find a way to do this without battery in the mobile. Using some capacitor to work low power mode or similar, use a burn phone.


#5

[QUOTE=robbi;2593201]i’m surethey will even find a way to do this without battery in the mobile. Using some capacitor to work low power mode or similar, use a burn phone.[/QUOTE]

If you can get hold of capacitors that keep a phone signal alive for a day i will buy ten of them.

Seriously people. All they do is a multilateration of the radio signal.

Some wikipedia info:

To locate the phone, it must emit at least the roaming signal to contact the next nearby antenna tower, but the process does not require an active call. GSM localisation is then done by multilateration based on the signal strength to nearby antenna masts.