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The CIA has a lot of legal restrictions against spying on American citizens. But collecting ambient geolocation data from devices is a grayer area, especially after the 2008 carve-outs to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Hardware manufacturers, it turns out, store a trove of geolocation data; and some legislators have grown alarmed at how easy it is for the government to track you through your phone or PlayStation.
Originally posted by ted4d
Not possible. Turn a phone off, and it's off. There isn't a phone on the planet that records everything - no point saying there is. It's not big brother, it's an app store, and you use it, or you don't.
why so paranoid! of course you can turn it off. Unless you think 'they' have found some way to make a phone work without electricity!! if it's off, it's not draining the battery, and it's doing nothing and big brother is not spying on you.
Sets off a "scream" alarm if you misplace your phone or tablet so you can easily find it, even if the volume is set to silent or vibrate.
Shows you the location of your missing device on a map to help you find it fast.
Lets you display a customizable message to anyone who finds your missing device, so you can make arrangements to get it back.
Takes a photo of anyone using your device, when in "lost mode". (Webcam-enabled devices only)
Originally posted by Druscilla
Why is this a problem to anyone?
Most have a camera, microphone, GPS tracking device, and personal data storage log recording EVERYTHING done and everywhere gone all the time.
It's called a cell phone, and yes, Big Brother can and will use it for any or no reason at all, even if you turn it off, and you'll never know it.
As long as anyone has a cell phone, they got zero room to complain about cameras in public when they willingly take Big Brother right up inside their own homes with them and everywhere else they go.
Besides that, the cameras are PUBLIC, just like people's eyeballs.
Originally posted by starshift
Since you see no problem with this feel free to post a web cam link to you computer for us to check in on you.
Originally posted by daryllyn
They should probably just put cameras in our living rooms. You know, for safety and security.