Last night I had a typical weekday at home, I took it home from work
and I spent gas before I got home, approx. At 5:30 I left my house
to take my son to Karate's watch. While I was out, the locals stopped
library to go back to some books and then go to the washing machine to pick up
the shirt and pants, and some things for my wife. I picked up my son
lesson and we stopped at the store to take bread and milk
back to the house.
You're the first person to know your night's stay. Because I
was my mobile phone with me, the mobile phone company that provides my mobile
services knew where I was in full time. She was tracking her cell phone
How is this possible?
It is possible that people who use their cell phones are able to do so
call when and where they are located when dialing the number
on their phone. Therefore, mobile companies should be able to forward the call
to the nearest cell tower, which in turn sends the call to the satellite
space that sends the signal to the caller. The tower is that
handled the call, usually logged (and infinitely stored) on the wireless network
although it is not listed on the client's monthly invoice. In
so that the mobile phone company knows what kind of tower you are in
is able to signal from your mobile phone when it is turned on.
In the extended era, advanced communication and literally thousands of
the questions of respect for privacy, many people were scared
will know that you can track them through your mobile phone through the telephone service provider. THE
telephone companies claim that this is an integral part of the service they provide,
privacy advocates claim that this is just another opportunity for large corporations
flooded our lives.
Talk about your mobile phone is in contradiction
is a major and important actor: law enforcement. Law enforcement agencies now
Using Cellular Tracking Technology to Criminally Catch and
terrorists. In some cases, when tracing and catching dangerous criminals
have been telephoneed and law enforcement agencies are now struggling
to mobile companies to ensure its continued use.
We have lost our privacy with cell phone tracking or just one
is a valuable tool for law enforcement to keep it safe? The cell phone
companies need to know where they are, to be or have their services delivered
found that some privacy lawyer claims a back door to your life, yours
first Part 9: Mobile 911.
Tech Talk Show "Talkback" says mobile phones show where you are and
this is simply part of the design. Without knowing where he is
signal comes from your phone, calls can never be connected. Because
mobile phones decide on the use of wires and are often callers
the motion, call, and receiver signals are not in a permanent location.
Therefore the cellular signal must be tracked
Mobile phone service areas are divided into "cells", all of which are
is a base station. When calling, the mobile phone selects the strongest base
station, which is usually the closest station to you.
If you leave a base station coverage, the phone switches
is the next strongest available base station (which usually means you're new to it
(19459003) cell). The system is always familiar with the location of the nearest cell.
This is also the case when the phone is switched on but not in use. For efficiency
sends an idle mobile phone message to the access channel to
system knows where you can control the page when you receive an incoming call. THE
system knows where you are. In each urban area, each tower occupies an area
about 1-2 square miles, so the general position of the caller is quite easy
The spread and use of mobile phones is very unique
Problem: How Emergency Service Helping Callers Calling 911
mobile phone? Dialing 911 is a standard, landline phone that has enabled a
operator to track the location of the call to provide an emergency response
can be sent. On the cell phones, callers in the emergency did not know about it
where they were and the 911 service providers had no way of showing exactly where
the calls from where it came from.
Enter the e911. The "Webopedia" website says the E911 is short for Enhanced
911, a FCC-developed location technology that allows mobile phones to be used
initiates 911 emergency calls and allows emergency services to
the caller's geographic position. When a person performs a 911 call at a
uses a conventional telephone with earthwires to direct the call to the nearest public
Security Answering Point (PSAP), which then distributes the emergency call
appropriate services. The PSAP will receive the caller's phone number and the exact number
is the location of the phone from which the call was made. Before 1996, 911 callers
using mobile phones, service providers must have access to it
receives the subscription service check before the call is diverted to a PSAP.
In 1996, FCC decided that a 911 call should go directly to the PSAP
received a service from a particular carrier. THE
calls must be handled by any available service carrier, even if not
is a unique supplier of a mobile customer. According to FCC rules, all mobile
phones sold in the United States after 13 February 2000
can operate in analogue mode, it must include this special method for:
911 call processing. "
" How mobile phones are displayed in your location "
Slate ( http://www.slate.com ), at e911, emergency service providers were able to
tracks wireless phone calls less than a mile away
where the call was established. Technology was so successful that a
government has formulated the law that all mobile phones carry the technology
allows you to track calls. This law is called wireless communication
The 1999 Public Safety Act (Law 911) and President Clinton signed the law
October 26, 1999 According to the law, 95 percent of mobile phones should be
The E911 is up to the end of 2005.
According to the new law and to better service the service
customers, many mobile phones now have global positioning
System chips that determine caller coordinates by receiving signals
down from a satellite block. The chip factors along with the signals are different
to calculate the phone's coordinates by mathematical procedure
is called trilateration. However, GPS data is currently not recorded
is not in an emergency unless the user explicitly subscribed to the
Part Two: The Hacker and the Terrorist
was a Kevin Mitnick hacker. That means he was the king of hackers.
Mitnick, "America's Most Wanted Computer Legacy", dumped the police, the US
Marshalls and the FBI disappeared for more than two years during the probation
1989 is convinced of the fraud of computer and access device. His fall was his
Christmas In 1994, Tsutomu Shimomura's computers in San Diego,
in California. Shimomura was the leader of computer technology
at the San Diego Super Computer Center. Less than two months later
Computers fluttered, Shimomura followed Mitnick down a country
electronic persecution. Mitney was arrested by the FBI in Raleigh, North Carolina,
On February 15, 1995.
Mitnicket in North Carolina has been charged with 23 accounts for fraudulent access device
shortly before his arrest. He raised a charge in California
There are 25 more tracks on access, wired, and computer fraud. On March 16,
1999, Mitnick is guilty of these numbers and two further counts
From Northern California. He was 46 months old
is a three-year probationary period. Released on 21 January 2000 from jail
is entitled to early release after spending nearly 60 months in 68 months
How could the FBI occupy "America's Most Wanted Computer Crime"? By
tracked the signal from his cell phone.
Luke Helder set off a few bombs. Specifically, it will stop
off bombs in mailboxes in the United States up to the bomb site
"smiled face" on the US map. Probably
did the morbid act if he did not make a decisive mistake; turned
your cell phone. According to USA Today, as soon as it is switched on, FBI agents quickly
between the two provincial towns, and held it in a clamp
within an hour, according to Nevada authorities. The fact is another motorist
Spotted Helder was handed over by authorities, but it was a cell phone signal
"We called a call from the FBI at about 3:20 to make the mobile phone
He knew he was somewhere between Battle
Mountain and Golconda, said Maj. Rick Bradley of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
began to hit the Interstate 80. "
Bradley said he was following Helder without having to
The FBI would have been harder in view of the widespread region
"This is really a rural area, there is no police presence," Bradley said
Mobile phone triangulation is a well-known tracking method for wireless
said Michael Barker, Cell-Loc's Product Sales Director, based in:
Calgary, Alberta. Your company provides tracking services that help people
did not work and was unable to dial for help
and the cell tower
Slate says location data extrapolated from the tower record
is used in criminal matters. It was essential for David's prosecution, for example
Westerfield, convicted of 7-year-old Danielle van Dam's assassination in San
Diego. The use of a murderous mobile phone revealed a bizarre travel pattern
two days after her disappearance, including a suspicious trip to
desert. In such cases, wireless service providers will not allow users to be registered
without a court order, except for rare cases of abduction
is the essence of space and time.
Law enforcement is not the only criminal offense to use law enforcement
tracking of cell phone signals, the FBI and the CIA use this technique
to Obtain the First Public Enemy: Osama Bin Laden
Author: Dan Campbell, Telepolis Magazine October 2001,
describes how the world's most sought-after man coordinated his attacks
"Between 1996 and 1998, when the US embassy in Kenya was bombed, the FBI
found that Osama bin Laden and his staff spent nearly 40 hours
satellite phone calls from Afghanistan Mountains. The calls that may be
sent and received a special phone size from a laptop, it was
was broadcast via commercial satellite for Western sympathizers.
The satellite phone has been a great convenience for the world's largest
wanted a terrorist. After two years of billing after several thousand minutes of use,
these records indicated and issued a fatwa in February 1998
Muslims have summoned Americans, including civilians, anywhere in the world.
Even now, when US troops move to kill, bin Laden's satellite phone is not
was cut off. But the calls for terrorist leadership remain unanswered. His
international telephone number – 00873 682505331 – was published during the investigation,
New York this year. Now call your active active satellite connection
only records the recorded messages as "not logged in". "
Indeed, when bin Laden's staff were in charge of the bombing in April
in the United States of America. embassies in Africa, the prosecutor's office used billing records for calls
that phone to connect them to bin Laden – but not talk about the conversations.
The FBI does not seem to be the only person who is aware of the fact that he is
tracking mobile phone signals can be used to track an individual
place. The US forces were blocked during the Battle of Tora Bora
At the end of 2001, Osama bin Laden used a simple trick applied sophisticated
US spy technology has disappeared into the mountains leading to Pakistan
and a shrine.
According to CBS News, a Moroccan who was a long time in bin Laden
have taken possession of the leading satellite phone of al-Qaeda in the
Assumption that US intelligence agencies have been tracking to get the fix
their position, said senior Moroccan officials who interviewed
bodyguard, Abdallah Tabarak
Tabarak left bin Laden and his escort when they fled,
phone to divert Americans and let bin Laden escape. Tabak was later
captured the phone in Tora Bora's possession.
Track cell phone triangulation and other mobile signals
seems to be an effective weapon in law enforcement, one that many agencies
will not be willing to give up. But the use of technology a
price: people are victims of privacy and civil rights of mobile users
Third part: Mobile Phone Advertisements
The ability to track your person on your mobile phone,
marketers are seeking new ways for consumer shopping habits
and preferences. The ability to track the movement of individuals
Mobile signal has a very attractive trading potential. For example:
Σ The phone will be able to tell you where the nearest hospital, shopping center,
Σ Traders can automatically send you location ads and specialty
offers you when technology detects you are near your business.
Σ If your phone number and personal information are pre-loaded, your phone
Warns You When a Friend Or Family member Is Nearby
"Advertisers are eager to use location services to alert you when they are close
is a business that can be interesting. Such services are probably in some form, but
carriers are moving cautiously. They are aware that they do not want to see ads
to McDonalds every time he passes the gold arches. Carriers do not want it
annoys users because it's so easy to switch providers, "says Allen Nogee,
is a senior analyst at Cahners In-Stat Group on CNN's website.
Advertisers and law enforcement agencies have a vision of where they are
moment and where you were, of course rubbed the privacy-advocate groups
in the wrong direction. Although there are such options in the art, privacy
groups say the abuse of technology is very high and very real
and would like to see some provisions on built-in cell phone tracking laws
that make it possible to endanger the privacy of the consumer.
"There is a need for Emergency Procedures [for cell-phone calls],"
according to David Sobel, General Adviser to the Electronic Data Protection Center
in Washington, DC, during the ABC News interview. – But technology is once
exists, there is a way for users to control how information is used. "
According to Sobel, while the FCC has mandated the E911 program, federal legislators did not
How to Use This Information or Access This Information
"The Ministry of Justice and the FBI routinely receive information from the mobile phone
providers, "Sobel says
should use a legal standard to obtain location information from your mobile phone
providers. Nothing in federal law deals with this issue. "
According to Sobel, another major privacy issue that is at stake is not
only information that is delivered by using technology, rather than
technology can hurt the privacy of mobile communications
when the technology is operating
"The e911 rules introduced by the Federal Communications Commission
is a telecommunication form that is called "packet-switched" communication. Law
executive agencies already have the power to request information
identifies the phone call as long as it is separate from the call content.
Packet mode communication technology, but data containing numbers
can not be separated from the phone conversation data. So the police
agencies require phone number information, telephone service providers must provide
also includes these conversations, "Sobel said.
Sobel and two other lawyer's lawyers appealed to the United States Court
Appeal in Washington, DC, to prevent FCC rules. – The FBI is looking for
observation capabilities that far exceed the power of law enforcement
is the past and is eligible under the law, "Sobel said
Similar legislation to track mobile movement movements
encountered rigid resistance in other countries. According to ZDNET UK
( http://www.zdnet.com ) in the United Kingdom on civil liberties
was outraged about the consequences of the newly adopted Testing Rules
Powers Act, enabling UK law enforcement agencies to follow up
mobile phone users with minimal accountability. Private life
lawyers have vowed that this law has been overturned in this country, but the
The British government plans to fully extend and incorporate this law
to the British law enforcement authority, no matter what the privacy groups say.
"Revision Procedure (the Investigating Powers Act)
Update Supervision, "said the UK Home Office spokesman." If you are
did not break the law, it has nothing to do with fear. "
Conclusion: Cell Phone Spam?
Law enforcement agencies that have been confiscated by uncontrolled pistols
problem and the whole board of crime rise in the United States, coupled with
the fact that they now have to deal with the terrifying spectrum of terrorism
their city, it will not be too fast to resign from a brand new weapon
Criminals, in particular, are not what essentially tells them where they are
exactly. Any struggle that private life groups can do ultimately proves
is futile to legislators at the congress who want to be like legislators
every chance of being effective.
Data protection groups, however, have the right to fear a technology
of this type is mature to take advantage of, unless legislators take steps to limit
is the very personal information provided by tracking technology. Email is perfect
is a technology that can be regarded as revolutionary in childhood
new kind of communication. E-mail systems are so overwhelmed with spam
not just from the United States but also from Russia and Nigeria
Congress has decided to enforce new laws to prevent flooding
Mobile phones can send and receive photos of how many
will be longer before advertising, full color begins to go
your phone? The outrage of "mobile phone spam" can be so great that he is
consumer embarrassment of any type of mobile technology will be severely restricted
law, perhaps even from positive aspects, such as, for example,
used by law enforcement.
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