Friday, September 23, 2011

Miffed over OnStar tracking? Try cell phone tracking.

I see everyone getting indignant over OnStar tracking your location speed, seat belt status, etc after people requested the service be disabled. But for years cellular providers have been keeping records of your location and your calls, and selling them to the highest bidder in most states, and to law enforcement organizations in all states, without a warrant.



Just keeping this all in perspective...

2 comments:

DirtCrashr said...

And they don't need GPS, they just triangulate from their towers, right?

ErnestThing said...

Correct, but they probably don't bother with the triangulation unless LEOs are involved. Just which cell towers you move between and when.