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NewsGoogle tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect. Pin
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Even if I am not planning any criminal activities, I sometimes deliberately leave my mobile at home, both because I don't want to be disturbed and because I don't want to be traced.

About a week ago, police caught some guys redhanded, stealing expensive tools from building sites. There has been a lot of burglaries of building sites lately, and police suspected that the same guys might be responsible. So they inspected the GPS of the truck that had been used, finding the log trace of all the movements the truck had been doing lately. Not surprisingly, several of the other sites that had been robbed was on the list.

But the traces also lead into the forest, and back. Police went to the place where the truck had turned, and searched the terrain. Hidden under a pile of fir branches a little off from the road they found more than 100,000 Euros worth of stolen tools. In other (but not as spectacular) hiding places, they recovered tools worth close to a million Euros, by following the GPS trace info.

So the "moral" is: Remember to clear trace info from your GPS if you want to hide all traces!

(In the EU, all new cars are required to have a GPS that can report the position if a car has an accident. Authorities and car manufacturers claim that this GPS, which is independent of your map plotter, will not be activated until e.g. the air bag is releases. I'd say that I do not trust them fully on this; I strongly suspect that police has the autority to call up this GPS and ask it to report its position at any time, just like they can connect to any mobile phone to see which base stations has it in its reach, and listen in on any traffic. I would assume that the "emergency GPS" does continous logging of movements prior to the accident, even if it isn't transmitted. If the car is confiscated by the police, they will have access to this log. But you do not have access to it; you cannot clar the log!

If this was something happening in China, we would be holding it up as a totalitarian dictatorship's constant monitoring of its entire population. But it happens here, in the free Western world, and therefore it is a great aid for police to make life safer for everybody.)
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