[conspire] Cellphones and GSM privacy

Don Marti dmarti at zgp.org
Wed Jun 27 21:48:46 PDT 2012

begin Rick Moen quotation of Tue, Jun 26, 2012 at 09:06:50AM -0700:
> Quoting Nick Moffitt (nick at zork.net):
> > Alas, this will do nothing to thwart tower triangulation techniques.
> True.  I was aware of that.
> If you don't want your cellular to communicate with towers, you need to
> stop it from syncing to them, taking you off the grid, which is what is
> required for full privacy.  Or, as you say, use a 'burner' SIM.

How about "airplane mode"?  Quicker to switch in and out of that mode
than to power cycle, and you can still use the clock and all the other
functionality of the device that doesn't depend on the radios.

Don Marti                    
dmarti at zgp.org

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