silentrobbo

Can someone track me using my mobile number?

I’m probably just being paranoid! But if someone knows my mobile number, can they use it to track me? Either in real time or afterwards.

Most Useful Answer JanSt  May. 18, 2011 at 16:31

The police can - with a warrant. (wink)
Nefarious 'intelligence agencies' (MI 5, 6 and g*d knows what othe alphabet soupsters) can.
Ordinary folks? Probably not. Although in the past there have been naughty programs you could install on someone's phone to 'listen in' - but that requires access to your phone.
and yes, Google, Apple and Nokia etc (plus your network) probably have a good idea where you are.
Add to that the odd Russian hacker...

So, all in all it's probably just a few hundred thousand people who could track you...or not.
If you are seriously paranoid, and you have reason to believe you aren't paranoid enough, a mobile phone is probably not for you.

eDIT:
Obviously I meant 'nefarious' in its most positive sense - as in, "gee, good to see you, Jack Bauer, which kneecap will it be today".

And "Russian hacker" ... well, no hard feelings ;)

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JanSt / MOD  May. 18, 2011 at 16:31

The police can - with a warrant. (wink)
Nefarious 'intelligence agencies' (MI 5, 6 and g*d knows what othe alphabet soupsters) can.
Ordinary folks? Probably not. Although in the past there have been naughty programs you could install on someone's phone to 'listen in' - but that requires access to your phone.
and yes, Google, Apple and Nokia etc (plus your network) probably have a good idea where you are.
Add to that the odd Russian hacker...

So, all in all it's probably just a few hundred thousand people who could track you...or not.
If you are seriously paranoid, and you have reason to believe you aren't paranoid enough, a mobile phone is probably not for you.

eDIT:
Obviously I meant 'nefarious' in its most positive sense - as in, "gee, good to see you, Jack Bauer, which kneecap will it be today".

And "Russian hacker" ... well, no hard feelings ;)

mrew42  May. 18, 2011 at 17:03

What Jan said...
though for a laugh, you could always try this ;)
http://cat.blinko.co.uk/wwf-splashTool/SEO/G_spy_cb_2

silentrobbo  May. 18, 2011 at 19:05

I was thinking of more low level intelligence agencies like my ex-girlfiend, hahaha! :p

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