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Mobile phone tracking


3 Feb 2012 9:32AM
Is there such a pieces of software out that lets you see were a person’s location is by their mobile phone number. My Sons Boss has made a comment ‘’ I know where you are through you mobile ‘’
Not too happy about this I will say

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keithh e2
11 23.4k 33 Wallis And Futuna
3 Feb 2012 9:45AM
If its a company phone, then yes unless your son has activated it himself on an i-phone for example
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 9:56AM
i-phones have an option to let people track where you are. But I believe what it does is inform the other person which transmitter your phone is hooked into, not exactly where you are. I believe it is called 'location services' in the settings menu.
3 Feb 2012 9:58AM
So if it’s not a company mobile it can’t be done or is it just illegal as for the iphone thing I will have to ask him’ saying that if he has can any other iphone user track him

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rogerfry e2
9 525 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 10:46AM

Quote:I-phones have an option to let people track where you are. But I believe what it does is inform the other person which transmitter your phone is hooked into, not exactly where you are. I believe it is called 'location services' in the settings menu.


The iphone app. "find my phone" enables the user to log in on any computer, using their apple i.d. and password, and it will then find your phone's position using the built in GPS. and show it on a map. Accuracy within about 10 metres, so you can see if you've left it at a friend's house etc.

Very useful if you've mislaid your phone...you can send a message to it that appears on the screen asking whoever finds it to ring you, or you can disable the phone remotely to prevent use. (If you've got sensitive data in the phone, you can wipe it remotely as well).
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 1:08PM
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
3 Feb 2012 2:03PM
Any good

http://www.mycelltracker.com/

There`s Google latitude as well but I don`t think its any good for the uk.
wing 10 453 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 2:32PM
It's been on HTC phones for some time. Via HTC Sense "as long as you log in with your personal username and password" you can trace the location of your phone at any time, lock it rendering the device useless to anyone else, or erase the contents of the phone. As mentioned by Keithh, if the phone is supplied by an employer, then yes, easily done, although I think any employer is legally obliged to inform an employee that they are being tracked.
eric6 6 21 Greece
3 Feb 2012 11:23PM
Most mobiles with Google Lattitude can show where the preson is but the holder of the phone (at the time) must activate it and it shows up on Google maps
Dave_Canon 8 940 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2012 1:31PM
It is a useful feature and both my children switch in on when they plan to visit so we can track their progress; this allows us to be at the station on time, prepare a meal etc. We can also track them when they return thus have confirmation that their mobile has reached home at least. Both of them normally remember to switch this off at other times for privacy as there is no reason why we should track their every movement and, as far as I know, they only limit access to very close relatives. My son just bought me a Android Galaxy for my birthday which also has this feature. I will use the GPS facility to plot locations of my photos but cannot actually be tracked myself (other than when at home) as I am not paying for a mobile internet connection and nor have I enabled anyone to access the tracking.

Dave
collywobles 10 3.4k 9 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 10:58AM
In all the software I have seen and downloaded the person being tracked has to agree/allow that function. A request is sent to the person who is to be tracked and they either click yes or no. Glympse is one piece of software.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.3k 13 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 11:09AM
I think PlanB allows you to do it if you have access to the google play account.
Toonman 7 1.4k 2 England
8 Oct 2012 11:53AM
I'm am not sure about it being legal on work mobiles. I take mine home on evenings and weekends in case I am needed in an emergency. It would be violating my privacy (if not human rights) to be monitored in my private time without consent. The information could be used to see if I was home and possibly somebody could break in. I am sick of the 'Big brother' society we have. Only recently it was on the news of the expasion of high definition CCTV so that clear details of movements could be estabilshed. So basically if I wiped my nose when driving I could be 'done' for not having control over the vehicle.
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2012 12:14PM

Quote:I'm am not sure about it being legal on work mobiles.

If it is a work phone, and they probably have a clause that you cannot use it for personal use, in which case they have a right to use it if that is made clear when they give the phone to you. And if you are 'on call' you are, to some extent, on company time.


Quote:The information could be used to see if I was home and possibly somebody could break in.

I believe they can code it so only the company can use the software. But even a thief would need to know your name, work phone number and address by which time they already know more about you than I would be happy with.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
8 Oct 2012 12:18PM
If you have to enable tracking on the phone, surely it's a fuss over nothing?

You choose to be tracked.

The only situation in which it could become an invasion of privacy is if a company insisted it is enabled on a work mobile.

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