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Military And Intelligence Personnel Can Be Tracked With The Untappd Beer App

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posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 11:50 AM
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Surprise! The beer-rating app Untappd can be used to track the location history of military personnel. The social network has over eight million mostly European and North American users, and its features allow researchers to uncover sensitive information about said users at military and intelligence locations around the world.


Source: Untapped Beer App

Can you imagine? This reminds me of them using pizza sales to track covert operations centers working late in the past. I have to say after reading this I can see that information collection by retail apps have lots of unintended consequences. I never would have thought that tracking beer sales would have intelligence gathering applications. I think this is the correct forum for this. It is not exactly a conspiracy it is just a consequence of retail information gathering technology.




posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: machineintelligence

Just wait until you find out every single mobile cellular communication device those same personnel carry is constantly logging location data and sending it back to five eyes...




posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 12:18 PM
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originally posted by: a325nt
a reply to: machineintelligence

Just wait until you find out every single mobile cellular communication device those same personnel carry is constantly logging location data and sending it back to five eyes...



Just wait until you find out that you can leave your devices home, and “they” still know where you are at and what you did.



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 12:24 PM
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originally posted by: theatreboy

originally posted by: a325nt
a reply to: machineintelligence

Just wait until you find out every single mobile cellular communication device those same personnel carry is constantly logging location data and sending it back to five eyes...



Just wait until you find out that you can leave your devices home, and “they” still know where you are at and what you did.


For now!


Soon enough they'll require implants to get around that...



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 02:47 PM
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Lots of stuff leaks data, like they said you could work out the layout of military bases by looking at the running profiles of soldiers who would do their morning run following the outer fence on one of those fitbit style watch sites as the people hadn't locked down their data.

With that app it was the fact you got geo located to be at x place at y time and also quite often people who shouldn't be recorded would be in the background.



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 02:49 PM
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a reply to: machineintelligence

It was the same for fitness tracker apps a few years ago.



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 04:47 PM
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Ummm...why on earth...would anyone in their right mind...voluntarily choose to upload such information in an app...

“Ummm...good beer here...dudes”...

Peeps are sheep’s...






YouSir



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: machineintelligence
Interesting, thanks. There's certainly plenty of data to sort through these days, maybe the biggest challenge is sorting though all of it, but that tech is advancing also.


originally posted by: theatreboy

originally posted by: a325nt
a reply to: machineintelligence

Just wait until you find out every single mobile cellular communication device those same personnel carry is constantly logging location data and sending it back to five eyes...



Just wait until you find out that you can leave your devices home, and “they” still know where you are at and what you did.
You mean because of security cams everywhere? If everyone started wearing masks, those may not work so well.



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 05:33 PM
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Reminds me more of the old Norse einherjar operation for those who have died in battle and are brought to Valhalla by valkyries.

Pizza and covert operations centers?
They look for the empty boxes in the trash?



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: Slichter

Cell phone and even official phones. They leave the pizza at the front desk or someone will make a pizza run and their data for the transaction is traced to government or military employees and contractors.

it was in the news years ago.



posted on Jun, 6 2020 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: Arbitrageur

Unless surveillance analytics start using AI to identify you through the mask.... 😉



posted on Jun, 7 2020 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: CIAGypsy

NSA stated there are limits to their AI capabilities a few years back.




posted on Jun, 7 2020 @ 12:56 PM
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All those trendy people with their trendy, connected watches. Even your vehicles now track locations, store routes and routinely sync with cloud-based collection endpoints



posted on Jun, 7 2020 @ 07:23 PM
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If you have Location Services active on your cell phone you are trackable via any apps you have (many that don't even use GPS data) as well as your service provider. It also makes you trackable by any retail (or other) establishment that monitors/records traffic patterns.

Remember that when you load any app on any device, you are unlocking your house to allow that app's spyware inside whenever they like--which is all the time.



posted on Jun, 8 2020 @ 10:51 AM
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originally posted by: Slichter
a reply to: CIAGypsy

NSA stated there are limits to their AI capabilities a few years back.





Look again....

Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says



posted on Jun, 8 2020 @ 05:28 PM
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originally posted by: CIAGypsy
Even mask-wearers can be ID'd, China facial recognition firm says

Thanks for the protip, works with a mask and no sunglasses, but not with a mask and sunglasses:


But the system struggles to identify people with both a mask and sunglasses, he said.

“In this situation, all of the key facial information is lost. In such cases recognition is tough,” Huang said.

The facial ID while wearing a mask works 95% of the time so the mask still gives a 5% chance of not being identified, using that tracking system in the above link.


originally posted by: CIAGypsy
a reply to: Arbitrageur

Unless surveillance analytics start using AI to identify you through the mask.... 😉
It's not inconceivable such an approach might even work while wearing a mask and sunglasses, if for example you were ID'ed by getting out of your car and your subsequent movements tracked, they wouldn't need to see your face. If you lent your car to someone, it might not be you they track, but it would work a lot of the time if they had enough camera coverage to monitor your movements.



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