Archive for the ‘location track’ Category

Google Helps Police Identify Devices Close to Crime Scenes Using Location Data

April 15th, 2019
It's no secret that Google tracks you everywhere, even when you keep Google's Location History feature disabled. As revealed by an Associated Press investigation in 2018, other Google apps like Maps or daily weather update service on Android allows the tech giant to continuously collect your precise latitude and longitude. According to Google, the company uses this location-tracking

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New Attacks Against 4G, 5G Mobile Networks Re-Enable IMSI Catchers

February 25th, 2019
At NDSS Symposium 2019, a group of university researchers yesterday revealed newly discovered cellular network vulnerabilities that impact both 4G and 5G LTE protocols. According to a paper published by the researchers, "Privacy Attacks to the 4G and 5G Cellular Paging Protocols Using Side Channel Information," the new attacks could allow remote attackers to bypass security protections

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Uber Now Tracks Your Location Even After Your Ride

December 9th, 2016

Uber was in controversies at the mid of this year for monitoring the battery life of its users, as the company believed that its users were more likely to pay a much higher price to hire a cab when their phone’s battery is close to dying.

Uber is now tracking you even when your ride is over, and, according to the ride-hailing company, the surveillance will improve its service.

Uber recently

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Photos On Dark Web Reveal Geo-locations Of 229 Drug Dealers — Here’s How

September 21st, 2016

It’s a Fact! No matter how smart the criminals are, they always leave some trace behind.

Two Harvard students have unmasked around 229 drug and weapon dealers with the help of pictures taken by criminals and used in advertisements placed on dark web markets.

Do you know each image contains a range of additional hidden data stored within it that can be a treasure to the investigators fighting

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Beware! Advertisers Are Tracking You via Phone’s Battery Status

August 2nd, 2016

Is my smartphone battery leaking details about me?

Unfortunately, YES!

Forget about supercookies, apps, and malware; your smartphone battery status is enough to monitor your online activity, according to a new report.

In 2015, researchers from Stanford University demonstrated a way to track users’ locations – with up to 90 percent accuracy – by measuring the battery usage of the phone over

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Facebook Fired An Intern After He Exposes How to Track Users’ Location

August 14th, 2015

Previously, we posted about a privacy issue in Facebook messenger; Aran Khanna, a Harvard University student, discovered ‘A Marauder’s Map’ that could sense and give the geolocations of your friends on the messenger.

Khanna had received an opportunity to work as an intern for Facebook…

…But destiny had planned something else for him, as after publicly stating the risk associated with

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