all good clean fun at http://www.fleetonline.net/
I know there are various operator run services that do this in Japan - but
are there any indie services?
I assume the police would not have to go to all the bother of getting the
victim's permission first.
ONLINE. This Dutch business-oriented service was introduced
a month ago to the UK. It's a pay-as-you-go site that lets
companies instantly locate their employees' mobile phones,
to a granularity of the nearest cell (ie 50m in urban
areas). Positioning costs 25p a shot. Here's the real
gimmick, though: you can sign up yourself, and then add any
mobile phone you'd like to be geolocated. Oh sure, your
victim will get an initial "Do you want to be tracked?"
opt-in message, and then another in two weeks. But think of
all the phones you can get physical access to long enough to
say yes to that original text. Friends! Spouses! Potential
stalking fodder! And what you could do in two weeks.
Supposing you're a burgling elf: you could nick that phone,
sign it up, give it back, find out where they live via the
geolocator. And then *find out when they're out*! It's a
RISKS Digest all of its own!
- that'll give the geourl people something to play with
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Received on Fri May 23 17:08:36 2003