Saturday, March 26, 2011

Cell Phone Spying On You

At any given instant, a cell company has to know where you are; it is constantly registering with the tower with the strongest signal, We are all walking around with little tags, and our tag has a phone number associated with it, who we called and what we do with the phone, We don’t even know we are giving up that data.In the Pakistan, telecommunication companies do not have to report precisely what material they collect. Tracking a customer’s whereabouts is part and parcel of what phone companies do for a living. Every seven seconds
or so, the phone company of someone with a working cellphone is determining the nearest tower, so as to most efficiently route calls. And for billing reasons, they track where the call is coming from and how long it has lasted.But as a German Green party politician, Malte Spitz, recently learned, we are already continually being tracked whether we volunteer to be or not. Cellphone companies do not typically divulge how much information they collect, so Mr. Spitz went to court to find out exactly what his cellphone company, Deutsche Telekom, knew about his whereabouts.The results were astounding. In a six-month period — from Aug 31, 2009, to Feb. 28, 2010, Deutsche Telekom had recorded and saved his longitude and latitude coordinates more than 35,000 times. It traced him from a train on the way to Erlangen at the start through to that last night, when he was home in Berlin.

Source: News Magzine

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