We’re watching you (through your cellphone)

I'm watching youFor the past week I’ve been tracking my girlfriend through her mobile phone. I can see exactly where she is, at any time of day or night, within 150 yards, as long as her phone is on. It has been very interesting to find out about her day. Now I’m going to tell you how I did it. Link

I really didn’t think it was this easy if you weren’t with the police, but there you have it: R50 buys you the ultimate stalking tool. So if you reach my voicemail from now on, it means I’ve turned my cellphone off so they can’t trac-OH GOD, THEY’RE HERE!

Update: Looks like they have to send you periodic text messages to say they’re tracking you, so it’s not as bad as The Guardian makes out. Link.

2006.02.03