[aprssig] U.S. citizens should be extra cautioustraveling 12/20/14

vk2tv vk2tv at exemail.com.au
Mon Jan 5 14:31:21 CST 2015


If you want the ultimate invasion of privacy check out what you give the 
Facebook app permission to do, if you're stupid enough to install it on 
your mobile device.

Ray vk2tv

On 06/01/15 03:24, Steve wrote:
> I also agree with Steve. I think that the worst case would be someone using
> APRS to work out when I am out to steal from me. But just because APRS shows
> me away from home does not mean my home is empty.
>
> Steve
> G6UIM
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Herb Gerhardt
> Sent: 04 January 2015 22:40
> To: 'TAPR APRS Mailing List'
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] U.S. citizens should be extra cautioustraveling
> 12/20/14
>
> I fully agree with Steve, we should not get paranoid about trying to hide
> our location especially if you have a smart phone in your pocket.  Have you
> ever read all the fine print of the apps you have downloaded?  Most of them
> give them permission to track you via your smart phone's GPS so that they
> can make advertisements more specific for you.
>
> Privacy went away many years ago!  Your only alternative is to get rid of
> ALL of your hi-tech toys........  Just shutting them off is not necessarily
> good enough, you better also remove the battery......
>
>
> Herb, KB7UVC
> NW APRS Group, West Sound Coordinator
> Our WEB Site:  http://www.nwaprs.info
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
> Of Steve Dimse
> Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2015 1:50 PM
> To: TAPR APRS Mailing List
> Subject: Re: [aprssig] U.S. citizens should be extra cautious traveling
> 12/20/14
>
> I'm not going to waste my time again, but years ago someone spouted off on
> this sig about how careful they were. QRZ gave me their county, their
> county's web site gave me their property records (and therefore address) and
> criminal history (just traffic tickets in that case) as well as information
> about a divorce. In 10 minutes and for free. Privacy is largely wishful
> thinking in the 21st century!
>
> It is of course possible someone could use APRS to steal from you, but we
> have not had a single case of this in 20-odd years. We have had several
> cases of vehicle recovery however. Wouldn't it suck to have your car stolen,
> and watch its deliberately obfuscated position prevent you from recovering
> it????
>
> Steve K4HG
>
> On Dec 20, 2014, at 7:47 AM, WD8ARZ <wd8arz at ix.netcom.com> wrote:
>
>> U.S. citizens should be extra cautious ..... snip snip .....
>>
>> Using APRS, I dont allow my exact coordinates to be transmitted, am always
> off my actual location to protect my privacy and my equipment. Going to dual
> carry on the upcoming mobile trip to TN to "Enhance my personal security".
>> Information on the additional protection using APRS that I do is copied
> below.
>> 73 from Bill - WD8ARZ
>
>
> ---
> This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.
> http://www.avast.com
>
> _______________________________________________
> aprssig mailing list
> aprssig at tapr.org
> http://www.tapr.org/mailman/listinfo/aprssig
>
> _______________________________________________
> aprssig mailing list
> aprssig at tapr.org
> http://www.tapr.org/mailman/listinfo/aprssig
>

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://www.tapr.org/pipermail/aprssig/attachments/20150106/133a0cb4/attachment.html>


More information about the aprssig mailing list