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Submitted by In2iti0n 926d ago | news

Now You Can Easily Be Tracked Not Just By NSA, But By a Kid in a Basement

News Claimer: The National Security Agency isn’t the only one who can track your every move with their mass surveillance. Security researcher, Brendan O’Connor, has created a low-cost system of spy boxes and mapping software along with them which will enable anyone to track everyone else in a neighborhood or a city from the comfort of their home (or basement, if that sounds more spy-like). (CreepyDOL, Culture, Hi-tech, NSA, Raspberry Pi, Services, Web)

In2iti0n  +   927d ago
Thanks for making it easier to spy on people, mr. O'Connor.
We really didn't have enough of that.
MrLeroy  +   927d ago
I believe he did it for the exact opposite reason. He wanted to demonstrate how easy it is for people to make these devices, and so hopefully we can protect ourselves from these things some more in the future.
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thorstein  +   926d ago
In2iti0n's comment was uploaded from his handheld personal tracking device (aka smartphone with GPS).
In2iti0n  +   926d ago
So you want to say your smartphone doesn't have GPS?
@thorstein
thorstein  +   926d ago
No. Did I say that? I just find it funny that people get angry about spying while we carry around personal tracking devices. Not calling for tinfoil hats, nor am I one to advocate spying on citizens (I am a firm believer in privacy ie 4th & 5th Amendment)

Just ironic is all.
Nucky  +   927d ago
I'm kind of glad to see Raspberry Pi being used in this manner. Maybe a bit creepy, but still... I'm a big fan of it. I mean of Raspberry Pi.
Draper  +   926d ago
This guy had funding from DARPA. You know what that means, don't you?
MrLeroy  +   926d ago
That was for his earlier projects. Since DARPA stopped funding him now, you know what THAT means, don't you?
Draper  +   926d ago
I only know that if DARPA got interested in his work, they'll probably use it for government purposes, one way or another. They don't fund you just because you have pretty eyes.
Tzuno  +   926d ago
i can see when you touch yourself.
Nucky  +   926d ago
Well, I wouldn't go that far.
In2iti0n  +   926d ago
Wait, are you the "Kid in a Basement" mentioned in the title?
fatstarr  +   926d ago
this is really cool, hopefully it will open up peoples eyes. i hope he pulls the blueprints out for this.
In2iti0n  +   926d ago
Let's just hope it won't open people's eyes too much so they start spying on each other and that becomes normal since everyone does it.

I wouldn't like to live in a world like that.
MrLeroy  +   926d ago
I hope you didn't mean that you hope that he will publicize the blueprints for this. I really hope I misunderstood you.
kingPoS  +   926d ago
Uh oh! suddenly game Watchdogs takes on a whole new meaning.

Yikes.
In2iti0n  +   926d ago
And it always happens when you least expect it.

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