In an article by the Rupert Murdoch media on a seemingly innocuous ex Auburn deputy major Mr. Salim Mehajer, the propaganda machine is out in full force.
He revealed the police weren’t even aware of where Ms Learmonth was and their communication with her was via email or telephone.
“We don’t know where she is and she won’t tell police where she is,” he said.
If you have your mobile phone on your 'person', then the police do know where your are.
The information of where you are located can be obtained in a number of ways.
If you are using the older style phones which are not smartphones, which only have voice and SMS capabilities, the GSM technology they use already has approximated location technology built in via the GSM protocols in conjunction with mobile phone tower triangulation.
If you are using a smart phone then your location is more precisely known via 'back doors' to the smart phone.
This information is obtained from the telcos by police without warrants.
The statement that police do not know your whereabouts is a blatant lie.
See article (text only version) from 18 Feb 2012 by smh.com.au of the headline:
Police spy on web, phone usage with no warrantsLAW enforcement and government departments are accessing vast quantities of phone and internet usage data without warrants, prompting warnings from the Greens of a growing ''surveillance state'' and calls by privacy groups for tighter controls.Figures released by the federal Attorney-General's Department show that federal and state government agencies accessed telecommunications data and internet logs more than 250,000 times during criminal and revenue investigations in 2010-11.
The Greens senator Scott Ludlam highlighted the statistics while calling for tighter controls on access to mobile device location information.