With the introduction of the GSM phone came another technology that was 'conveniently' not mentioned to the general populous that being the location of the user, within an error margin of approximately 10 meters or less, via a technology that is referred to today as A-GPS (Assisted GPS), that being the location of the mobile phone via cell tower triangulation. See illustration below.
This data was available to government departments from the very inception of this technology being introduced to the masses, and was primarily used in the utility sector in Australia, as well as law enforcement later on.
People who mentioned that they knew this data was used by law enforcement, were ridiculed and scoffed at, as a 'conspiracy theorist' or watching too many James Bond films, by the police.
Phone technology progressed, where more computing power and functionality was crammed into the device with the emergence of real GPS technology also being crammed in.
This data was now being made available to the masses, where the market has embraced this surveillance technology which can be used and abused by not only authorities, but also now (private or government sector) app developers.
As usual technology and law are intertwined, and in Australia law is very different to other parts of the world, including the close neighbour of New Zealand.
The laws of Australia are different to the laws of New Zealand, where after the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, the British Crown is not an oppressive force (at war) on the Indigenous population.
What the general population should know is that Australia was started of as an 'economic' project with the invasion on the Indigenous population with a boat load of convicts.
With no treaty signed the act of war being current, Martial Law was installed on the continent now referred to as Australia since 1788.
To this day, since there is no treaty with the Indigenous population, technically a state of war is still upon this land, unbeknownst to the general populous, but well known within legal circles within government ranks.
Why would the (colonial) past be brought up where some trailer trash uneducated radio DJ (Kyle Sandliands - @kingkyle) would even comment as to move on or even 'get over it'?
From this thing called the past is where the current law stands at.
It is the fundamental basis of current actions of the 'executive' - i.e. law makers, politicians and the law enforcers the police, that effects the people on this land.
If people comprehend how they are seen by the authorities, they will then comprehend the actions of those people in power.
Now moving on to Australia's law enforcement history, which is quite dodgy to say the least.
To put it as concisely as possible, Australia's police 'force' started off as criminals, just really good behaved ones.
As mentioned previously, at law, since there still is no treaty with the Indigenous population the general populace are still technically an occupying force, occupying the role of military non-combatants.
This is further supported by the military designations of Mr, Ms, Mrs or Miss the Australian government uses in classifying the general population, as defined their very own Style Manual Sixth Edition as described in the post:
At law, Australia is still a colony of the British empire, which also reflects how the authorities see their inhabitants.
At law, meaning Australian law makers classified you as a 'criminal' if you overstayed your allocated time frame in a car parking space.
At law, you are a criminal if you did not obey a traffic/road/speed signage.
At law, strict and absolute liability is enforced via Roman Curia law.
At law 'owner onus' applies implicating that you are guilty and you must prove your innocence.
So what's this 'history' crap got to do with mobile phone technology?
The general populace are viewed as criminals (past present or future), and they are treated, at law as such.
This can be further enhanced by the fact that law makers are making laws that invade the privacy of the convicts allowing police to access data WITHOUT warrants without any repercussions.
At law - The police are NOT your 'friend' never were and never will be.
Naturally all this technology is for YOUR benefit.
See article from 12 Jun 2016 from news.com.au of the headline:
Your phone may soon sense everything around you
Location tracking through GPS and cell towers tells apps where you are, but not much more. Tango uses software and sensors to track motions and size up the contours of rooms, empowering Lenovo’s new phone to map building interiors. That’s a crucial building block of a promising new frontier in “augmented reality,” or the digital projection of lifelike images and data into a real-life environment.
If Tango fulfils its promise, furniture shoppers will be able to download digital models of couches, chairs and coffee tables to see how they would look in their actual living rooms. Kids studying the Mesozoic Era would be able to place a virtual Tyrannosaurus or Velociraptor in their home or classroom — and even take selfies with one. The technology would even know when to display information about an artist or a scene depicted in a painting as you stroll through a museum.
Tango will be able to create internal maps of homes and offices on the fly. Google won’t need to build a mapping database ahead of time, as it does with Google Maps and Street View. Nonetheless, Tango could raise fresh concerns about privacy if controls aren’t stringent enough to prevent the on-the-fly maps from being shared with unauthorised apps or heisted by hackers.
At the Lenovo Tech World conference in San Francisco this week, the Chinese company was expected to announce the phone’s price and release date.
Google already has released experimental Tango devices designed for computer programmers, spurring them to build apps that will work with Lenovo’s new phone. At a conference for developers last month, Google demonstrated an app for picturing furniture in actual living rooms and for taking selfies with digital dinosaurs.
Google plans to bring Tango to other phones, but is focusing on the Lenovo partnership this year, according to Johnny Lee, a Google executive who oversaw the team that developed the technology.
Lee believes three-dimensional imagery and data — whether through the new Tango phone or another technology — will help reshape the way people interact with e-commerce, education and gaming.