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originally posted by: Maxatoria
all you need is 3 different masts holding your details at the same time and given the known strength of a mobile they will easily work it out to probably a few yards, its simple maths i'm afraid but if you want to walk free keep the battery in your other pocket to the phone
If arrested the cops can't snoop through my phone memory for contacts/associates, texts, internet searches, etc.
When Apple launched the iPhone 5S, it added what’s called a ‘companion’ chip, dubbed M7.
The M7 collects data from sensors including the accelerometer, gyroscope and compasses.
These sensors can detect motion and are used by a variety of apps including fitness trackers, and maps.
It was designed to take this data collection task from the central processing unit (CPU) to help preserve battery and speed up the processors.
Each of the motion sensors are classed as ‘low-energy’, which means the M7 can continue to collect data from them using the battery reserve.
The M7 does not collect data from the GPS unit, though, because this unit takes up a lot of power and is handled by a separate chip.
All the data the M7 collects is encrypted and removed after seven days.
It also can't be accessed by Apple's built-in apps - only by apps developed by third parties