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#11 Kevin Greene

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 01:05 PM

Supposodely Verizon now includes the closest cell tower on every call you make giving your location on thier statements.
Lojack also now sells a GPS unit when put in a car will give you present location, speed, basically everywhere your car goes accessed through your home PC. . I'd be in a lot of trouble if my folks had that when I was a kid.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 02:43 PM

They've been able to tell what tower you're on as long as they've had cell phones. When I was there, they'd actually tell what trunk you were on rather than the specifictower, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were now.

And, um, triangulation wasn't invented in the Pentagon. lol

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:13 PM

Hasnt anyone watched any csi or any crime drama on the tele??? Even if you turn the gps funtion off, if your phone is still on they can triangulate your position and find you...This stuff is real watch the discovery channel every now and then...this technology came from our military so they could find soildiers and pilots position.....So if you are hiding from the cops ...turn your cell off lol



The military has been doing it for a long time, and they started using it to find bad guys. In fact, GPS came about in part as a way to provide accurate targeting for missiles. I remember using GPS as far back as 1987.

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 04:51 PM

I have an example of the upside to this. I was robbed at gun point about 1 1/2 yrs ago. My attackers took about 500 cash and my cell phone. The investigating officer asked what kind of phone I had. I told him and he showed me his and it was the same phone. I didn't realize that it had GPS. They had the bad guys in about 20 mins. I'm not complaining.

#15 Kevin Greene

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:54 PM

They've been able to tell what tower you're on as long as they've had cell phones. When I was there, they'd actually tell what trunk you were on rather than the specifictower, but it wouldn't surprise me if they were now.

And, um, triangulation wasn't invented in the Pentagon. lol



Yeah but they didn't used to put the location of every cell tower you used on your monthly statement in the past. A co-worker tells a story of a guy who called his wife on business from Dallas. But the monthly statement showed the calls came from Florida where his wife figured out he had a little somethin' on the side. Whoops. :D