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Nervously, I gave a bounty hunter a phone number. He had offered to geolocate a phone for me, using a shady, overlooked service intended not for the cops, but for private individuals and businesses. Armed with just the number and a few hundred dollars, he said he could find the current location of most phones in the United States.
The bounty hunter sent the number to his own contact, who would track the phone. The contact responded with a screenshot of Google Maps, containing a blue circle indicating the phone’s current location, approximate to a few hundred metres.
The StingRay is an IMSI-catcher with both passive (digital analyzer) and active (cell-site simulator) capabilities. When operating in active mode, the device mimics a wireless carrier cell tower in order to force all nearby mobile phones and other cellular data devices to connect to it. The StingRay family of devices can be mounted in vehicles, on aeroplanes, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles. Hand-carried versions are referred to under the trade name KingFish.
Even then, profit is taking a front seat in the constitution over our rights (or so it seems).
it's just a matter of time before it makes it into the wrong hands.
Russian Patriarch Warns ‘Antichrist’ Will Control Humans Through Gadgets
Patriarch Kirill said that the collection of user data including “location, interests and fears” will make it possible for humans to be controlled by external forces.
“The Antichrist is a personality that will be at the head of the world wide web controlling the entire human race. Thus, the structure itself presents a danger,” he said.
And with this ungodly power, the corporations can silent dissent on social media forums like Twitter and Facebook by banning whatever they deem "hate speech" and whoever dares to utter that "hate speech"... they can de-monetize YouTube accounts... they can refuse to provide banking and credit services (think guns and medical marijuana)...
originally posted by: Macenroe82
Not only location data, but your names to and info to other companies.
Put a phone in my name for a friend and suddenly started getting mail at his address asking for dontations to the university.
Buncha scum bags
I'm keeping my eye on Amazon, they are hosting the cloud for the CIA, and are favored to get the Pentagon cloud soon.