Signing Up to Be Surveilled
Source: Wired - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Privacy One company is making it easier for folks to "track" anyone, by allowing them to pull up a map of the person's location on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or computer. Fleet Tracking lets businesses such as taxi companies and . . . One company is making it easier for folks to "track" anyone, by allowing them to pull up a map of the person's location on a personal digital assistant (PDA) or computer. Fleet Tracking lets businesses such as taxi companies and delivery services keep tabs on their employees. L411, a consumer-oriented directory assistance, allows subscribers to call switchboard operators who can view a map and identify where a call is being made from.

Here's how it works: Cell-Loc puts a system in a radio tower with an antenna that receives and reads a cellphone's radio waves and stores the data on the company's cell-locate network.

That data is later transmitted to the company's cell-locate network. Anyone with access to the right user name and password can go to the website and pull up a map of the cellphone user's location.

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