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Developers Can Now Access Locations of 250 Million Phones Across U.S. Carriers

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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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Developers Can Now Access Locations of 250 Million Phones Across U.S. Carriers


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Location Labs today announced a "Universal Location Service" platform that aggregates locations of phones across carriers for developers and centralizes privacy management for end-users.

"Developers can now remotely access the location of over 250MM mobile phones in the U.S. through a single cloud-based API (Application Programming Interface)," according to the press release.

The service can locate all types of devices, including smartphones and non-smartphones, and it allows developers to locate them in real-time. Developers can use this information to build apps that run in the bac
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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 01:17 PM
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Here is something that's going to make privacy advocates madder than Rumplestiltskin with a bad case of apoplectic tourretes and st vitus dance!

Location Labs will allow developers to access phone locations so they can better server up advertising based on someones location?

Ha! The FBI and local police as "Developers" will be tracking you down too.

And I'm sure some enterprising hackers will figure out a way to get demographic information too.

Or the criminal element can release apps or get a hold of apps that can track targets to rob live or assault women.

the use for evil is high.

I hope that they severely limit who can access this system.

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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 01:30 PM
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i belive its all ben aroundand in use for some time.us n0w thay want to let us comon folks know.
just think 20 years back a cellphone could be used as a wepon of sorts
-jplaysguitar



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 02:07 PM
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Wasn't it a New Jersey drug case that they turned the guys microphone on on his cell phone?

That was the first time the public knew that your cell phone can just be turned on whenever.

This was a WHILE ago too, before smartphones.

It also pings and shows your exact location at all times, soon it will have our money on it and it will be the chip in our right hand.

Never said anything about under the skin.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 03:03 PM
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Originally posted by Jeanius
Wasn't it a New Jersey drug case that they turned the guys microphone on on his cell phone?


That is a routine commonly used, all it requires is a humble sms, you or the user presses to read it and that's about it, the cell has successfully been breached. In pre-2008 models and if your lucky you might just see for a fraction of a second the cell screen slightly glitches and looses its contrast. However if you are outdoors or driving then there is no chance what so ever that you will see it. The method i simply described is slightly old but still widely used, the newer methods are far more exciting (evil smile goes here).

In short, any phone can be a accessed.



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