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Because cellphone calls to 911 (estimated at around 140,000 per year) do not give the 911 operator location information, the FCC mandated that wireless companies "be able to locate 67 percent of callers to 911 within 50 meters that elect the handset solution while those using network technology must be able to locate the caller within 100 meters."
Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
I am interested in knowing some basic information the capabilities that "they" have in relation to privacy-invasive techonologies that currently exist. I have heard conflicting statements along with statements that I find difficult to believe about the capabilities that government agencies, private intelligence agenciess have to enable "them" to listen in to conversations, know your location and you activities. For example, I have heard that it is possible for "them" to listen into the conversations in a room through a conventional telephone that is not in use, that is "hung up". I have also heard that the same came be done through an "inactive" cell phone. What is the truth? What are "their" capabilites in regards to snooping on the "average joe"?
Originally posted by Amethyst
I'm wondering if that even makes any difference. I have it set to where the GPS is on only during a 911 call--I did that just in case I have an accident or something and can't give my location.