For Liars and Loafers, Cellphones Offer an Alibi

Thomas Shaddack shaddack at
Sat Jun 26 17:02:24 PDT 2004

On Sat, 26 Jun 2004, J.A. Terranson wrote:

> > Eventually the cellphones will be able to tell another phone approx
> > where they are.  Remember the 911-locator fascism?
> I hate to break the news to you Major, but GPS enabled phones cannot be
> instructed to turn off the GPS feature for law enforcement queries (e.g.,
> 911).  Turn it on or turn it off, makes no matter.

Can it be disabled by hardware hack of the phone, a mikropower jammer, or
using an "unofficial" firmware?

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