Greg Helledy on 12 Sep 2016 09:05:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] do no evil

All cell phone carriers monitor your location 24/7.

Do they "monitor" your location 24/7, or do they merely know your location because of the cell tower you're connected to, plus the other towers that were within range when your phone last "pinged" and the network decided which tower to use?

What I described above, (assuming it's at least close to correct) is an unavoidable element of cellular communications. Can't blame them for that.

If they are instead using the built-in GPS chip to maintain a precise location on you at all times (and not just when you dial 911), *that* would be doing evil.

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