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UK shoppers tracked by mobile phone

Midnight_Caller
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UK shoppers tracked by mobile phone

Hi All
Heads up
UK shoppers tracked by mobile phone
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A NEW gadget is tracking customers in a Portsmouth shopping centre by the emissions from their mobiles.
While it has long been possible to triangulate a mobile's position using the cell network itself, it only allows a phone's location to be pinpointed to within a couple of kilometres.
The new system at Portsmouth's Gunwharf Quays mall can tell when people enter the shopping centre, what stores they visit, how long they remain there and the route they take as they amble about.

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geewizz
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Registered: 01-08-2007

Re: UK shoppers tracked by mobile phone

Heads up!
They're using CCTV cameras to track you anyway.
The idea of them tracking the movements of mobile phones doesn't really cause me concern.