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If you regularly carry a cell phone around with you, you might as well say goodbye to your privacy.  The truth is that any cell phone you buy is going to track you wherever you go 24 hours a day.  Just as you leave “footprints” wherever you go on the Internet, so also your cell phone is constantly recording wherever you go in the physical world.  Most people do not realize this, but the reality is that cell phones are tracking devices that governments, law enforcement authorities, big corporations and even stalkers can use to easily track your movements.  If you do not know about this yet, then you are going to be absolutely amazed by what you are about to read.  Not only do cell phones track you wherever you go, they can also be used to listen to your private conversations even when they are turned off.  We live in a brave new world, and there are a lot of control freaks out there that love to monitor where we go and what we do.  Unfortunately, it seems like every time technology advances, we lose a little bit more privacy.  Eventually, we may wake up someday in a world where there is absolutely no privacy left.

On Black Friday, two U.S. shopping malls started actively using the FootPath Technology tracking system to monitor their customers.

This system captures the unique identification number that is assigned to each phone, and thus it enables the malls to constantly monitor what stores their customers enter.

The malls are putting up signs that warn customers about this system and that instruct them that they can “opt out” by turning off their cell phones.

But should we really have to “opt out” in order to maintain our privacy?

A new article posted on CNN described the “test” that will be running for the rest of the year at these malls….

Starting on Black Friday and running through New Year’s Day, two U.S. malls — Promenade Temecula in southern California and Short Pump Town Center in Richmond, Va. — will track guests’ movements by monitoring the signals from their cell phones.

While the data that’s collected is anonymous, it can follow shoppers’ paths from store to store.

The goal is for stores to answer questions like: How many Nordstrom shoppers also stop at Starbucks? How long do most customers linger in Victoria’s Secret? Are there unpopular spots in the mall that aren’t being visited?

It is being argued that since our movements on the Internet are tracked, we should not object when our movements in the physical world are tracked.

But if we say this is okay, where will it all end?

Will we eventually live in a world that makes the movie “Minority Report” look tame by comparison?

So exactly how intrusive is the FootPath Technology tracking system?

A Time magazine article recently explained how the system functions….

It works like this: A network of monitoring units are set up across a mall to track shoppers’ cellphone signals, locating them within a couple of meters. The data is then fed to a central processing center. Afterwards, management can gain insight into their customers’ shopping habits, letting them know which stores complement each other or which pathways have the most foot traffic so they can allocate their maintenance crews and ad posters accordingly.

It is not as intrusive as it could be.  But the thing is, once you give these control freaks an inch, eventually they will take a mile.

In fact, governments all over the world are already using cell phones to track down “enemies of the state”.

For example, a recent Bloomberg article described how the government of Iran is aggressively using cell phones to crack down on dissidents….

The Iranian officers who knocked out Saeid Pourheydar’s four front teeth also enlightened the opposition journalist. Held in Evin Prison for weeks following his arrest early last year for protesting, he says, he learned that he was not only fighting the regime, but also companies that armed Tehran with technology to monitor dissidents like him.

Pourheydar, 30, says the power of this enemy became clear as intelligence officers brandished transcripts of his mobile phone calls, e-mails and text messages during his detention. About half the political prisoners he met in jail told him police had tracked their communications and movements through their cell phones, he says.

Christians in Iran have learned that they must take the batteries entirely out of their cell phones before they gather at their secret meeting places.  Otherwise, the secret police are likely to show up and drag them off to prison.

Eventually, most of the governments on earth will be utilizing these kinds of capabilities.

In the United States, cell phone companies are actually required by law to be able to pinpoint the locations of their customers to within 100 meters.  Of course most cell phone providers are able to track their customers much more accurately than that.

Law enforcement authorities all over the U.S. are already using cell phones to track the locations of criminal suspects and to listen to their conversations.

Even if a cell phone is completely turned off, law enforcement authorities can still listen in on the conversations that a suspect is having.  All that is necessary is for the battery to still be in the cell phone.

According to CNET News, the FBI can remotely activate the microphone on your cell phone and listen to whatever you are saying….

The FBI appears to have begun using a novel form of electronic surveillance in criminal investigations: remotely activating a mobile phone’s microphone and using it to eavesdrop on nearby conversations.

The technique is called a “roving bug,” and was approved by top U.S. Department of Justice officials for use against members of a New York organized crime family who were wary of conventional surveillance techniques such as tailing a suspect or wiretapping him.

When you make a telephone call, it is never private.  The reality is that the NSA has been monitoring all phone calls for years and years.  According to USA Today, the NSA intends “to create a database of every call ever made”….

The National Security Agency has been secretly collecting the phone call records of tens of millions of Americans, using data provided by AT&T, Verizon and BellSouth, people with direct knowledge of the arrangement told USA TODAY.

Isn’t that a bit sobering?

But it isn’t just the federal government that is using cell phone information for law enforcement purposes.

In some areas of the United States, law enforcement authorities are pulling data out of cell phones for no apparent reason whatsoever.  According to the ACLU, state police in Michigan are now using “extraction devices” to download data from the cell phones of motorists that they pull over.  This is happening even if the motorists that are pulled over are not accused of doing anything wrong.

The following is how an article on CNET News described the capabilities of these “extraction devices”….

The devices, sold by a company called Cellebrite, can download text messages, photos, video, and even GPS data from most brands of cell phones. The handheld machines have various interfaces to work with different models and can even bypass security passwords and access some information.

Would you want the police doing that to you?

Sadly, it is even incredibly easy for hackers and stalkers to tap into your cell phone these days.

The following short excerpt comes from a news story posted by WTHR….

Spyware marketers claim you can tap into someone’s calls, read their text messages and track their movements “anywhere, anytime.” They say you can “catch a cheating spouse”, protect your children from an evil babysitter and “hear what your boss is saying about you.” And while you’re spying on others, the Spyware companies say “no one will ever know” because it’s supposed to be “completely invisible” with “absolutely no trace.”

Security experts say it’s no internet hoax.

“It’s real, and it is pretty creepy,” said Rick Mislan, a former military intelligence officer who now teaches cyber forensics at Purdue University’s Department of Computer and Information Technology.

Mislan has examined thousands of cell phones inside Purdue’s Cyber Forensics Lab, and he says spy software can now make even the most high-tech cell phone vulnerable.

For even more on what hackers and stalkers can do to your cell phone, just check out this amazing video.

This is just another sign that we are rapidly becoming a “Big Brother” society where virtually everything that we do is watched, listened to, tracked or monitored.

For much more on this dramatic transformation of our society, check out this article: “Every Breath You Take, Every Move You Make – 14 New Ways That The Government Is Watching You“.

But even with the advanced capabilities that they now have, the control freaks that run things are going to want to push things even further in the future.

For example, not all of us carry a cell phone with us wherever we go.

So how will they track the rest of us?

Implanting a microchip in all of us would make identification and tracking of the population so much easier.

How soon will it be before that idea starts getting pushed to the forefront?

We can all see where all of this is headed.

When George Orwell wrote “1984”, a lot of people believed that it was impossible for our world to end up like that.

Well, the technology for a world that is far more repressive than “1984” is being put into place.  Every single day, we lose a little bit more privacy.  We are constantly being told that we need to sacrifice just a “little bit” of liberty and freedom for the good of national security.

The world is changing.  All of us better wake up.

For most of human history, the vast majority of people have lived under repressive governments.

Today, liberty and freedom are being pushed back in every corner of the globe.

Unless this trend is reversed, most of humanity will once again end up living under deep tyranny.  Only this time, the “authorities” will be equipped with “Big Brother technology” unlike anything that the world has ever seen before.

Do not take liberty and freedom for granted.

Once they are gone, they will be incredibly difficult to get back.

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  • REED RICHARDS

    Barring the complete boycott and discontinued use of cellphones, what do you propose one should or could do about it?

    Former NBA center Shaquille O’Neal did this to a former girlfriend in some sort of blackmail/extortion scheme over a sex tape. Needless to say, like other rich douchebags, he bought the services of a local county sheriff and essentially had her followed. Well, it didn’t turn out to well for O’Neal and it blew up in his face.

    • Terrestrial Extra

      One thing you can do is to disconnect the battery when you want to insure privacy.
      Another option is to put your cell phone in a metal container, or even wrap it in foil. This acts as a Faraday cage and will attenuate the signals to and from the phone, and thus insure your privacy while it is encased…

  • Tim

    I have never owned a cell phone or any other kind of wireless device, and reading this makes me glad that I haven’t.

  • William

    While I had a cell phone in the past, I do not now. GUARD your privacy. USE CASH. Do not participate in any of the so-called “social” sites on the internet. Have the best internet security. I like the Symantec products. BE AWARE OF YOUR SURROUNDINGS. Can you “make” (detect) a tail if you are being followed? All of these would be weird in the America I knew in the 1950s to the late 1990s. Not now. Keep a LOW profile, and GUARD YOUR PRIVACY. The Smirking Chimp and war criminal trashed the 4th Amendment. Once things like that happen, it is quite difficult to put them “back in the bottle”.

    • REED RICHARDS

      William,

      We know that Facebook, twitter, etc. are essentially CIA and NSA monitored venues, if not in fact their creations. But they are so fun to use for most people that many could care less if they are monitored or not………

      • Hefsmaster

        You are more likely to be monitored on a political site than facebook.

        Facebook is the corral holding the sheep.

        Give a shout out to TPTB whenever you are online or on the phone.

        If you are reading this… So are they….

        • REED RICHARDS

          Hefsmaster,

          Something has to hold the sheep in place right? Besides, unless you are gathering a following to challenge the power elites, in hte war party (Dems/Reps) they could care less what you post here………

  • El Pollo de Oro

    I’m tempted to forward this article to an old guy I know here in Philly (a committed Luddhite), but I won’t because I don’t want to get in the middle of a family squabble. He thinks cell phones are absolutely evil and refuses to get one even though his kids have been begging him to get one. No Internet connection either—so I’d have to print it out for him. If he saw this article, he’d say, “See, I told you that cell phones were evil.”

    But cell phone or not, the police state will grow increasingly oppressive and abusive in The Banana Republic of America. Fear is a powerful emotion, and Boobus America (to borrow a phrase from the late, great Libertarian talk show host Irv Homer) will gladly sacrifice their civil liberties if they think it will mean protection from Islamo-terrorists or tattooed gangbangers in baggy pants. Of course, Katherine Albrecht (another libertarian talk show host) hit the nail on the head when she said that oppressive regimes (from Stalin to Pol Pot to Hitler) kill a hell of a lot more people than terrorists, but rational arguments and facts don’t work when you’re dealing with a population that is both dumbed down and beaten down. It’s easy to lead people around by the nose when they really are intellectually lazy enough to say, “Comrade Rush and Comrade Hannity told me that Ron Paul is evil—so I won’t listen to a word he says.”

    God help our crumbling (banana) republic. We are so screwed.

    • knightowl77

      See this article “Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial”

      NDAA detention provision would turn America into a “battlefield”

      The Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

      Here is the link: http://www.infowars.com/senate-moves-to-allow-military-to-intern-americans-without-trial/

    • jUST a cOUNTRY bOY

      AMEN BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mark

    This is crazy. I live way out in the country and my cell phone does not work at home. I only use it when I am on the road to make a call. If the government wanted to waste time and money ( hey , they are good at that ) I could be kept track of by a satellite. We really need to shrink the size and cost of government. I guess it will happen when the economic collaspe happens and they do not have the funds to pay for all this garbage.

  • Gavin

    Are all cell phones capable of being a roving bug? What I mean is, are there any cell phone companies who do not allow governments to use their phones as spying devices?

    • Impaler Lord

      Yes, all of them are bugs, period.

    • jUST a cOUNTRY bOY

      NO!

  • Virginia

    Never knew they could listen while the phone was turned off.

    • Para Noid

      Yes Virginia, there really is a big bad brother, and he’s been around for a whole bunch longer than since ’00. I remember having read an article in the Winnipeg Free Press’s “Leisure” magazine, circa ’79, when cell phones were unheard of, and fiber optics and digital telecommunications were just a twinkle in their daddy’s eye, about a bug one of the ‘alphabet’ agencies had.

      It worked on the good old analog land lines thusly;
      The ‘agency’ would call the bugee’s number, and the phone on the bugger’s side, sounded like it rang once. In fact, what it had done, was to simply ‘open the line’, kind of like you do when you clear your throat with a cough.

      ALL the phones in the bugee’s house, were now open mikes, bugging each room they were in, in the house! They were, what I call, ‘hot in the cradle’, meaning just that. A hung up phone was just as live as one being used.

      Not only would they bug the room they were in, naturally, they were providing a live feed to the ‘agency’, whenever they were being talked on. The agency could hear both sides of the conversation.

      The kicker was, that they were tied to what was then known as a ‘black box’, a device which sent a bogus phone address to Ma Bell, thereby giving some poor helpless schmuck the bill for the long distance, if there was any involved!

      The device wasn’t cheap. At that time, it was $5 large, an impossible sum in ’79, given that the house I was living in at the time, had been bought in ’74, for $12 large! It was a war era house, and it was dirty big!

      And I never forgot the other little tidbit of info they included either. It was manufactured in Knoxville, TN, which just happened to be where my Magnavox TV was made. Phillips owned Magnavox back then, and since that time, you can only imagine my amusement when in the Steven Segall movie, where he saved the world from a destroyer taken over by Gary Bussey and Tommy Lee Jones, he used a portable uplink sporting the manufacturer’s logo on it. Can you remember whose? Did you say Magnavox? Well look at you. You’ve been paying attention. Good on ya!

  • knightowl77

    Scary stuff….1984 came just a little late….

  • mondobeyondo

    The road is being paved now for the arrival of the Antichrist and one-world government as prophesied in the Book of Revelation. The authorities will know when you’ve been sleeping, they’ll know when you’re awake, they’ll know when you’ve been bad or good….

    Not long from now, everyone will be required to get a “mark” if they are going to buy, sell, eat or trade. However, if you accept this “mark”, you are going to hell for eternity. Satan tries to imitate everything God does. The “false prophet” will be the devil’s John the Baptist. The Antichrist? Pretty self explanatory.

    The future is going to be incredibly grim.

    • JB420

      aren’t you talking about Santa Claus? LOL

    • Para Noid

      Thank you Mondo Beyondo, for getting that said, and warning your fellow brothers and sisters in doing so. Everybody reading this, should watch Jack Van Impe’s evangelical telecasts, to see how he’s weaving what’s going on right now, to the future, and of course, scriptural prophecy found in Revelation, and elsewhere.

      It’s an interesting time to be alive. We’re seeing the stage being set by the anti-Christ, and his minions, and it can only bolster our faith in God, and our hope that by being right with Him, we’ll be ‘beamed up’ before it all hits the fan. Let’s face it, it’s really gonna suck to be left behind on this rock when the anti-Christ starts inflicting his will on the sheeple. And worse – God starts His punishment of an unrepentant world, with the anti-Christ sitting in the ‘big chair’.

  • James

    This planet sucks. I want a new one.

    • Ouida Gabriel

      There is something better just around the corner, just be patient. Rev 21:1

      But you have to know how to get in the door too. John 3:16

      Ouida Gabriel

    • REED RICHARDS

      James,

      If only Total Recall was not some fictional movie plot eh?

    • Rowell

      The planet doesn’t suck, just the people living on it.

      • REED RICHARDS

        Rowell,

        I think that is what James meant. Trust me, if the population could minus itself of the greedy, murderous power elite and their hired thuggish goons in law enforcement, life would be much more pleasant to behold………..

  • gree

    Tyranny is here.

    Consider also what just happened in a federal court in Texas where a trustee was appointed. As described at http://LawInjustice.com, a Dallas business owner was involved in a civil dispute and paid millions of dollars to lawyers, and when he objected to additional fees after settling the case, they had a “friendly” judge seize all of his possessions, without any notice or hearing, and essentially ordered him under “house arrest” as an involuntary servant to the lawyers. The business owner has been under this “servant” order for 10 months and is prohibited from owning any possessions, prohibited from working, etc..

    …and some quotes from the judge:

    THE COURT: “I’m telling you don’t scr-w with me. You are a fool, a fool, a fool, a fool to scr-w with a federal judge, and if you don’t understand that, I can make you understand it. I have the force of the Navy, Army, Marines and Navy behind me.”

    THE COURT: “You realize that order is an order of the Court. So any failure to comply with that order is contempt, punishable by lots of dollars, punishable by possible jail, death”

    • REED RICHARDS

      gree,

      Where are all those so-called “small government” rightwingers while this miscarriage of justice was taking place? Surely this is massive government overreach. But hey, since it happened in a Texas courtroom that’s simply “justice”…..

      • knightowl77

        If it is true, we are as outraged as you claim to be….THIS should NEVER be and must be stopped. But I would like to see some sources, so I can direct my anger at the proper targets of opportunity….
        I have been the victim of a Federal Judge in the past and these little demi-gods have over reached by quite a bit….
        So this is an area that maybe the ACLU types and the right can work together….

    • jUST a cOUNTRY bOY

      yUP. sOUNDS LIKE ALL THE FED COURTS I KNOW OF AND THE SCUM MILITARY JUDGE IS RIGHT…….
      ON ALL COUNTS.

      tHINK WE’RE GONNA GET OUTTA THIS WITHOUT ******************?
      tHINK AGAIN.

  • http://www.spybubblex.com spybubble

    This is a an extremely useful technological advancement, but only it is in the right hands.

    There are many systems on the market that allow you to track the cell phone use of an employee or loved one, but I think that’s a far cry from people in malls monitoring your shopping habits through your cell phone.

    It’s certainly food for thought…

  • Kevin

    Technology has always been a two edge sword. Offense, defense, you photograph and video them and they record you. It’s very comforting having the ability to call 911 if necessary for a paramedic.

    The question is how many are employed to watch a large group of unemployed and can we increase employment by having more people on the payroll watching other people? It appears that this is a growth industry.

  • http://www.planorperish.com Gutter Economist

    If you don’t like cell phone snooping, look what our government scientists are working on:

    http://www.naturalnews.com/034229_science_cyborgs.html#ixzz1ebTMRPPT

  • A.S.

    1984’s Thought Crime Police is already here; just check out various studies being done on analyzing brain waves, or even scanning dna for a pre-disposition to crime.

  • lone survivor

    If one must carry and use a cell phone, buy one of the pre-paid types. Net 10 is a good one and you can buy phone cards for $20 a month.
    One friend has a regular cell phone and it costs about a $100 a month.
    When buying items in stores, always pay cash. If you use a credit card the government, credit card companies, hackers, the UN, can keep track of everything you purchase, at what stores you shop ,and when you shop there, that’s so they will know when to “pick” you up!

  • Guido

    Sorry, but if you’re paying attention, this should not be a surprise. None of this is secret. I remove my cell battery. I also rarely use my cell, since it isn’t particularly necessary. Most people seem to be happy to trade security for convenience. I also use a simple tracfone.
    The funny thing about all this is these privacy recommendations are the same ones used by the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    • REED RICHARDS

      Guido,

      As long as you use credit cards, and utilities from local/state companies, there will always be a way to “find you” should this police state desire to do so. When this government sets its mind in finding someone, as long as there is a visible trail to follow, they will find you……

      • Guido

        Oh, sure, that’s fine. Very few people exist without a trail of some kind. I’m particularly easy to find, since I have a minor degree of exposure in a national organization and served in the military, and have a mortgage, among other things. At the same time, however, there is no reason to make it any easier for someone. While my name and some frequently inaccurate information connected to me may be discoverable, there’s no reason to make anyone’s job easier, nor to provide them with my precise location or room audio from that location.

  • Illuminated Enlightenment

    I find it hilarious that people will talk about how horrible this situation is but will still go out and buy a new iphone/smartphone the same day.

    • HMM

      I refuse to buy a cell phone for the simple reason that studies show there is a huge likelihood of brain cancer after 10 years of talking 30 minutes a day on a cell phone–hundreds of %. I would just get an ipod if that is safe.

  • Oldcrow

    My dog just farted !My question is , why did he bark afterwards?

    • Infuzed

      His implanted chip must have shorted out.

  • Stupid drawings

    Where do you suppose is better.

  • _Underscore

    It’s a shame that this is being done to track shopping habits by a shopping mall – IE private company/companies – yet some people are still using it as an argument for their ideological ‘smaller government’ beliefs.

    Regardless of your small vs big government beliefs this problem will persist. If the government ain’t doing it, it will be private companies and corporations. Don’t kid yourself that a smaller government is the answer to the problem here. In fact the very example this article is talking about is a private company tracking shopping habits.

  • Kevin

    I like having the ability to get an ambulance or police officer if I need one. On one hand they can track me but I can also video record any situation be it them or others. All technology is a two edge sword.

    I prefer having one then not having one.

  • Mr Carpenter

    There is a solution, of sorts, for individuals. Since this trend is inevitable (and prophesied as DEFINITELY going to happen in God’s word – His Bible) – the only thing that any sane person can do to protect himself/herself is to rely solely upon Christ Jesus, through the means of the Holy Spirit, in order to eventually be in a position to face the real controller of the universe – not just these wannabees in gummint.

    None of us is any good whatsoever, and therefore if we realize this, and realize that only “good” may stand in the presence of a totally good creator God, then we are in a dilemma. But once the gift of grace – Christ’s redemption for our evil – is received, delivered by the Holy Spirit, then we are cloaked in the blood of Christ and God sees His only son, instead of our evil.

    But there is something else. If this is true of us, then we must see change in our lives.

    The point is this. These evil governments and companies can use all manner of things to destroy our bodies and our emotions – but what we must guard diligently is our eternal souls.

    But don’t worry about getting a new planet because this one sucks (which it does). TIME is nearly up for this planet, this humanity, the evil one and his minions, and that’s self-evident when you look at websites such as this, and see the state that the world is in.

    Truly when Christ returns, I would not wish to be on the opposing side…. He is not going to return as an innocent babe in a manger. He is going to come with a sword and millions of His good Angels, who will take revenge for all the evil everyone has done (unless they are cloaked by His blood – in much the same manner as the Passover houses had blood on their door posts to protect the Jews in Egypt just prior to the Pharoh letting them go).

    Vengeance is HIS, not mine. Nor yours. Accept Him and His sacrifice on your behalf, then start going to a true Bible teaching church, and repent (change direction away from) your evil ways, every one of you.

    Again, time is very VERY V E R Y short.

    • Para Noid

      So well said Mr. Carpenter. On behalf of the many who may receive Christ into their hearts by having read your warnings, I thank you!

  • Goliath

    Go ahead pigs, record away! This is the same mistake the Soviet Communists made. They monitor too much and then the people doing the montoring find out what kind of evil filth they really work for. Then the tables are turned.

  • Chuck

    This is old news. It has been more than years when I was told by a guy selling satellite phones that all cell phones sold in North America had a GPS devices that allowed tracking by government with an accuracy of 4-6 square feet. At that time one option was to buy a sat phone anonymously and pay the higher min. charges to avoid tracking. There are GSM cell phones available from Hongkong that work in Europe and North America that don’t have GPS or listening devices. Check out privacy firms like PTShamrock.com. I personally don’t use cell phones (it gives you brain cancer) so I don’t care.

  • Bob victor ken

    pls i want a situation were by i gain access to study more about this tracking techniques in your schools but how can get access to your institute

  • http://www.kiwigadgets.com Annamaria Michalke

    MaxBack is another good site to sell used cell phones. I went there to sell my iphone. Also, Craigslist is good too as long as your careful.

  • ConfusedByContributors

    I can’t believe after soooo many years of reading scientific material that christians STILL find a way to NOT face reality by throwing god/jesus/etc into the mix. Not one single religious zealot has contributed anything other than scripture references (like we all just CAN’T wait to go out and read that passage in the bible). It’s so hard to believe that a so called ‘christian’ can’t seem to balance their belief system with the secular/natural world. Your beliefs are your beliefs and I don’t judge or belittle anyone based on their spiritual persuasion. I am baffled as to how seemingly intelligent humans can’t just simply have a conversation relative to the topic without going into a sermon.

    In regards to the topic at hand, I believe that anything is possible. I wish I were “smart” enough to offer a solution but all I can contribute is that anything around us can be used for positive or negative influence and that is completely determined by the user of that technology. I also concur with many of you above in that the legal powers-that-be can access our information at any time without reason.

    There will ALWAYS be good and evil and, please keep in mind, that you don’t have to be a christian, buddhist, jew, etc., to have morals, values and a sense of social responsibility. As screwed up as our governmental situation is, the USA is still the free-est country on the planet.

    For today, I’m going to express an attitude of gratitude and be grateful that we do live in a country where we can speak freely (even if it’s being tracked!). This site is a perfect example of how diverse our visions are yet we can discuss them without fear of reprimand … at least for today. :)

  • amanda

    This is very scarry!!!!!!!

  • ivana79

    The govt. etc. has access to telecom service providers location data and can track any cell phone location if they wanted, but they cannot get pin-point precision to track a cell phone read more here, especially in the case of Iran where this technology (for improved accuracy) requires a dense cell phone mast infrastructure, which they do not have.

  • Mr. Student

    wow. creeeeeeeeeeeeepy. Good thing my phone is dead and at my house, off and on a table.

  • Jessy

    Man…John Twelve Hawks was totally right. Read “The Traveler”

  • Ironjaw

    can’t use a cell phone my hands & fingers are to large,plus the

    buttons are very small those phones are made for average size
    people not very big people.

  • kraftwurx

    Unfortunately none of the major
    carriers Family Locator applications can actually accurately locate
    iphone products. There is no explanation given but they do not work. Let
    me repeat this clearly: Sprint Family locator does not work on iphones.
    Verizion Family Locator does not work with Iphones. No major carrier
    has a family locator app that will accurately locate an iphone.
    Essentially they will take your money for the product but it will NEVER
    accurately locate them. It has something to do with “networks” and the
    Iphone system. Apparently Apple is the culprit and the only way this
    will ever get fixed is for everyone to sue Apple over it.

    There are many parents that want to track their kids but Apple
    prevents it. Think of how many kids want an iphone and how many kids are
    on a family locator plan that they think works but it does not. It
    works perfectly with Android products just not iphones.