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Snowden designs a phone case that hides owner’s location

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Snowden designs a phone case that hides owner’s location

Edward Snowden has secretly been working on a project to stop smartphones from revealing the location of people in dangerous places. Snowden said he envisions it as a protection for journalists and human rights workers, but it could be used by anyone who doesn’t want to be spied on. On Thursday, the ex-NSA whistleblower unveiled […]

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Tweets May Reveal Your Home, Workplace Location to Hackers

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Twitterati, take note! Just a handful of your tweets over the course of a single day may be enough to disclose the location of your home and workplace even to a relatively low-tech snooper, scientists have found. Twitter’s location-reporting service is off by default, but many Twitter users choose to activate it. The study by […] View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

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Location of KN-08 Reentry Vehicle Nosecone Test Identified

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Location of KN-08 Reentry Vehicle Nosecone Test Identified

A 38 North exclusive with analysis by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. and Henry Kan. On March 15, North Korean media carried photographs of Kim Jong Un as he observed and guided a test of the nose cone for what appears to be the KN-08 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) reentry vehicle. The photographs show a vertical […] Location of KN-08 Reentry Vehicle Nosecone Test Identified is an article from 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea, published by the US-Korea Institute at SAIS. View full post on 38 North: Informed Analysis of North Korea

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Student Rebecca Pick Invents GPS Rape Alarm Which Tells Police Exact Location Of Victim

A student has invented a new GPS rape alarm which can tell police the exact location of the victim, and is small enough to be clipped to a bra strap.

Rebecca Pick was driven to invent the Personal Guardian gadget during her final year of university after a female in her apartment block in Glasgow was attacked by a stranger while taking out her rubbish.

Even though she shouted and screamed and heard people walking past, nobody stopped to help her.

“We are now told to shout fire rather than rape because there is more chance somebody will respond,” Pick explains on her website.

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Where are your kids? Apps, programs let parents track teens’ location and monitor digital lives

Every afternoon, Bronx mom Jayra Paredes checks her phone to track her kids on a map and make sure they’re where they said they’d be.

“After school, we’re like. ‘OK, where are they?’ It’s peace of mind for me,” said Paredes, who uses T Mobile’s Family Where.

The $9.99-a-month tracking app pinpoints the location of each phone on Paredes’ family account, and will send alerts if someone doesn’t arrive at a certain landmark on time or turns off the device.

“It sounds kind of overprotective, but I want to know where my kids are . . . My son is fine with it, my daughter’s like, ‘why are you trying to keep track of me?

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Ad outlet tries using drones to track your phone’s location

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Irked that advertisers are already trying to pinpoint your phone’s location? It might be even harder to escape their grasp if AdNear is successful. The ad intelligence group is experimenting with location-tracking drones that profile audiences in harder-to-reach areas (say, field concerts or pedestrian-only urban areas) by triangulating cellular and WiFi signals. In theory, this will help merchants find ways to attract you when you’re walking by. AdNear is quick to note that it doesn’t collect photos, videos or other data that would personally identify you. However, the agency tells VentureBeat that the unmanned vehicles do generate device-specific codes — if a company could associate a code with a given phone’s owner, it could get a sense of that person’s habits. It’s unlikely that ad drones will uncover your identity and start following you around (AdNear is only concerned about tracking patterns, not people), but that won’t be entirely reassuring if you’re determined to remain completely beyond marketers’ clutches. source: http://www.engadget.com/2015/02/24/location-tracking-ad-drones/

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Hackers can track phone users’ location by looking at power supply

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Researchers have found out it is possible to track someone’s mobile phone by looking at how much battery has been used. The data does not need the users’ permission to be shared, while it can help track a phone with up to 90 percent accuracy. The findings were carried out by a group of researchers at Stanford University and the Israeli defense company Rafael. The created a technique, which they have named PowerSpy and can gather information concerning the location of Android phones. It does this by simply tracking how much power has been used over a certain time. How much power is used depends on a number of factors. For example, the further away the phone is from a transmitter, the more power is needed to get a signal. Physical objects such as mountains or buildings also have an impact on the amount of battery needed as these obstacles can block the phone’s signal, meaning there are temporary ‘power drains’ on the devices. “A sufficiently long power measurement (several minutes) enables the learning algorithm to ‘see’ through the noise,” the researchers said, which was reported by Wired. “We show that measuring the phone’s aggregate power consumption over time completely […]

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