Hi Guys,

Here is an excellent example of how easy it is to track the location of people using live and historical cell phone data. In this case, two men who shut down four Washington power stations in December were arrested. The interesting part is that the investigators were able to locate them using their cell phones. Also, the investigators used satellite tracking technology to visually see the suspects once their handsets had been located using cell tower triangulation.

You can read the full article here on CNN, but in a nutshell:

“Investigators identified Greenwood and Crahan almost immediately after the attacks took place by using cell phone data that allegedly showed both men in the vicinity of all four substations, according to court documents.”

If these people had left their cell phones behind before committing the crime, there is a good chance that they would not have been apprehended. Also, you don’t need to be running an advanced smartphone such as an android pixel or an Apple iPhone to be tracked like this. You can use using simple Nokia handset with no smartphone capabilities. As long as the phone connects to the cell tower, it registers that you were there.

If your phone was there, you were there. This is important to remember if you live in a part of the world where it is illegal to attend a protest. The authorities can track all the phones that are present at the protest and then follow them home using satellites.

Remember the movie Enemy of the State? – We are living it. And things have moved on a lot in the past 20 years. Everything move you make, every step you take.

I hope you are well and will talk to you soon.

All the best,

Max Roberts,
Incognito Privacy Care.