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Registered: ‎08-22-2013
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Is my Phone being tracked

Just wondering , if i keep my location services off, can someone still track my movements?

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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

Your carrier can always track you.

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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

Thank you, however i saw a friend of mine tracking someone on an Iphone using google maps, so i got freaked out, hence the question...

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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

Various apps ask for location services and if you have that enabled on your device they are able to take advantage of knowing where you are.

 

This is for your convenience to allow targetted app responses, such as a restaurant near by, etc.

 

However recent news has shown that a lot of companies keep this information and can make it available to authorities on request so if you are worried about your partner keeping track of you, disable location services.

 

If you are up to more nefarious activities leave your phone at home. Smiley Happy

 

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Registered: ‎10-28-2011
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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

This big brother garbage is making me not want to have a cell phone.

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Registered: ‎06-22-2013
My Device: Z10 (STL 100-2) -10.1.0.4181
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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

A Parent or Legal Guardian can trace a dependants cellphone via the service provider within certain jurisdictions and under particular circumstances. This is not dependant upon location services being enabled, or so I'm led to believe.
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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

This is correct Location Services do not need to be turned on for your phone to be tracked, triangulation can be attained from nearby cell towers and the time it takes for a signal to get to each, however you would hope that this information is not routinely tracked and saved. Some conspiracists even believe it's possible to turn on GPS tracking on your phone remotely, who knows.

I should think only countries with oppressive governments do it, say... countries such as... America. ;-)

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Re: Is my Phone being tracked

USA does in fact track all cell phones via triangulation and that info is stored in a database but can not be used in a court of law as it is active.

 

USA also does a infrared track of the whole country as well as taking high res pictures. They can see the dimples on a gold ball from orbit.

 




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