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Can Anyone Really Track My Phone’s Precise Location?

By learninmypc · 9 replies
Jan 18, 2019
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  1. It’s the year 2019, and everyone willingly carries a tracking device in their pockets. People can have their precise locations tracked in real time by the government, advertising companies, and even rogue bounty hunters. It sounds like dystopian fiction—but it’s a reality.

    We like debunking sensationalist stories, but this latest controversy is true. Your phone’s precise location can be tracked in several different ways.FULL ARTICLE
     
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,742   +1,489

    I have a senior citizen which I track in this manner -- notice -- with his consent.

    So it's not some black-opts, nefarious activity (with the Find my Friends app).
     
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  3. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,726   +570

    Thanks for chiming in. I saw this on my local news a few days ago & don't remember if it was at & t or t-mobile or ?? that was guilty of it. If I locate the story, I will post it.
     
  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,726   +570

  5. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 166   +11

    I am sure once you put SIM card in your phone they can easily find your exact location.
     
  6. DLBU1

    DLBU1 TS Rookie

    Exactly. By your sim
     
  7. GaryMove

    GaryMove TS Enthusiast Posts: 166   +11

    Your mobile operator can trace your location easily, your sim card has an option to provide them your location.
     
  8. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,726   +570

    Ok, if no sim card
     
  9. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 12,742   +1,489

    then the device is not online and can not place calls
     
  10. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 8,726   +570

    Now I'm confused, I have an android, no sim card yet I can do my email & watch my local news on it via their app.
     

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