Sunday, July 29, 2018

What the police don't want you to know about phone tracking

A lot of information is written on this topic, and the purpose of this post is to keep it simple for the non technically minded reader.

In recent high profile murder cases, e.g. Adrian Bayley and Borce Ristevski, the police do not want the general population to know how their 'private and confidential' data is used to incriminate them (i.e. taking away the entrenched law of the right to self-incrimination), citing that they want that data "kept from the public domain"

The deception already by police, is that people must comprehend that the government resource what we now call the internet, has been comercialised, where any information (e.g. on phone tracking) obtained from the medium is already in the "public domain".

Every Australian who uses a mobile phone, be it a 'dumb' phone or smartphone must be aware of how information from is taken from that device and what it can be used for.

What police are referring to with regards to withholding information from the general population is that with regards to the use of smartphones.

To the detriment of people's privacy, Australians are some of the world's highest users of smartphones  per capita, where the predominant spyware is Google's Android and Apple's iOS operating systems, including Microsoft's Windows operating system for tablets and personal computers.

False information is also put out by the mainstream media, in order to deceive the general population.

Since the inception of GSM communications, i.e. the use of 'dumb' phones, 'location services' have been deliberately built into the communications protocols, where the authorities have had access to the phone user's location, using tower triangulation (i.e. no GPS dedicated chip, yet) to an approximate location of 10 meters depending on circumstances.

Since the injection of GPS chips into smartphones, the accuracy has been further increased, where this data can be read by the telcos, and now other people via apps, from your phone.

It is not sure how much the senior technician at Optus, Mr. Oleg Prypoten is being paid, but it seems that Optus is not getting good value from his technical abilities or he is just plain an simply deceiving the general population, as seen in article below:

See video clip below of how YOUR data is harvested and available to others using your consent by default / force to Google where 'opt out' is not an option.

Note: We do not recommend the use of Google's Android operating system or Apple phones if privacy is a legitimate concern.

Another thing not mentioned is that if your dumb phone does not have a sim card in it and it's turned on it still attaches itself to the towers and can be tracked via its IMEI number.

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