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Tracking Devices

Cell phone companies are selling your location data to location services companies, who are themselves selling that data to anyone with the cash to spend on obtaining it. At least one of the Feds working in the Uvalde area was using it to stalk his ex-girlfriends. One of those location services had little to no security for the data, meaning it was available to anyone who knew where to look.

Buy some faraday bags. Keep them in your vehicles and home. You are being watched every minute of every day, and you are paying someone to do it.

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Make sure people understand this is cell tower data that is collected any time a phone is turned on; it isn’t GPS location data that can be turned off.

And I’m not surprised; too many times we’ve seen bit companies be casual with data when we can make a tiny profit from it.

I’ve seen ads for Faraday bags that seem pretty flimsy. Have you seen a way to tell which ones actually work without buying and testing them?

A sorta reliable test is to toss your phone in the bag, then call it. If it rings, it’s not being blocked. I’m not an RF guy, but as I understand it, different bags can block different wavelengths of signals. Maybe @Divemedic can comment since he knows a lot more about RF than I do.

Oh…and if your phone is blocked from communicating with the towers (for example) but it still can talk to GPS, it is possible for it to save your location data and upload it once it reconnects.

Yeah there are bags that shield the device – you can get them. You can also turn it off. I’m thinking if it’s turned off, it’s – uh – not on.

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