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How does phone tracking by police work?

For android phones in India can police get a phone's IMEI number just by using that phone's number? also suppose if a phone was moving around within few miles radius for few days and it was turned ...
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Offline downloading: Can the website owner know that I’ve saved the page as webarchive while I’m not connected to the internet?

I noticed I can save a webpage as .webarchive file from my iPhone Safari while I’m offline. Basically what I did was to open the website, log in, go to the specific page, then when it’s finished ...
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Do bluetooth accessories assure personal privacy?

I want to buy a pair of Bluetooth earbuds like these for use with my phone: https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Bluetooth-Canceling-Headphones-Earphones/dp/B09P38XS9M?th=1 I want to know if devices like ...
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How do I prevent cell tracking

Can my phone be "locked onto" by a person sitting in a vehicle outside my house and thereafter tracked? If a person simply gets my cell number, can the phone then be tracked? If I buy a pay-...
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Forward messages without tracking pixels using thunderbird

Thunderbird does not load remote content by default, preventing pixel-tracking. However, if I forward an email, the links to remote content is still included in the forwarded email. Is there an option ...
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Is a one-time, paper wallet Bitcoin transaction anonymous if you never link personal info? Can one begin with anonymity/end with anonymity too?

Say I buy bitcoins from someone with cash (no bank, name, trace, etc.) and have them send it to a paper wallet/offline address. Yeah, there's a "trace" but to WHAT/WHO? It's bought with cash,...
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How do tracking services stop third party requests?

Facebook Pixel and Google Analytics for example give you an API key to identify tracking requests from your website. But what is to stop someone from grabbing the key, spoofing your domain and ...
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Can a pill be used to track a person's location?

In 2017, the FDA approved a pill with a digital sensor that can transmit information accessible by a web portal. If a patient takes such a pill, can it be used by hackers to track the location of this ...
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Can SVG be a potential threat for tracking scripts and similar?

Since SVG files can have JavaScript, which would get executed is it a potential threat for malware, tracking scripts and similar stuff?
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Is there any need to configure DNS settings at device level when they can be easily altered at the router level? Will it increse any privacy/security?

I mean, for example, if you have configured your home router to Cloudflare's or Google's DNS settings - now, does it make any sense to alter you DNS settings -again- at the your Laptop or Mobile ...
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How to make google chrome completely untraceable like tor browser

I am using the following extensions on google chrome for complete privacy and to avoid tracking: VPN Extension to hide actual IP WebRTC prevent extension for disabling WebRTC What other extensions ...
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Will VPN on a mobile device hide location?

I have installed a VPN on my phone from a reputable VPN provider (paid VPN service, publicly rated as top 10 globally), Can my phone location (longitude & latitude) still be traced by third-party ...
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Facebook retargeting pixel

Given a commercial website buy.com and a user with a Facebook account in facebook.com, the user has third-party cookies disabled in the browser. If a user is logged in their Facebook account and ...
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Can my school monitor what I do on my personal device? [duplicate]

So, I was just at home, minding my business. I was on some sites that are not allowed at school, and my email was logged in. I was using safari with the google site. Do they know what I am doing now? ...
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Are images in the FROM name a risk in emails?

I know about images posing a risk to security. I don't open suspicious junk emails for this reason. However, occasionally I have to check my junk email folder without clicking on an email just in case ...
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Why are IMSI and IMEI still used?

While I understand their function, both IMSI and IMEI makes tracking and surveillance possible by virtue of being persistent idenfitiers for SIM and handset, respectively. Why aren't these replaced ...
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Can cellphone towers triangulation work in 3D or is it 2D only (e.g. longitude/latitude)

So, Most of us understand that cellphone towers are constantly listening for cellphone broadcasts and we also know that triangulation is possible (even retro-actively, as connection records are ...
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Can my school track my laptop?

I do a distance education program in Australia. My distance ed school sends out laptops to all students on loan until they leave school/the program. The laptop is specifically a Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga ...
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Can a website track your browsing history on other websites?

I visited website B after visiting website A. Upon clicking the search bar on website B, a dropdown menu appeared containing the words I searched on website A. After clearing my browser history and ...
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Is it possible to track someone using their mobile number in the UK?

This is something I've wondered for a while - is it theoretically possible to track someone using their phone number in the UK? It's a classic Hollywood trope and I'm wondering just how much truth ...
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Can government track VPN traffic if it has control on both ISP and website server?

Let's say I access a website called example.com with VPN. Here's the flow: me → ISP → VPN → example.com Do typical VPN providers use the same IP address to receive data from ISP and send data to the ...
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Can the ISP (or anyone spying on my WIFI network) see which VPN IP I'm connecting to?

I know that even when connected to a VPN, the ISP (or anyone who controls my WIFI network) could see that I am connected to (A VPN brand), what I would like to know is would they obtain the exact IP ...
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Does FB share button contain trackers?

I am considering putting a Facebook share button (shown below) on my website to encourage people to share content to their FB page. However, I do not want cross site trackers "bloating" my website or ...
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Which is less trackable by online services, using a SIM card or free wifi?

I cannot do anything about government agencies, but I doubt that they are interested in me. I do not like the idea of Google, FaceTweet, etc, compiling data on me. What's the best way to prevent ...
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Does connecting your phone to wifi make it trackable by cellular connection?

can connecting to wifi reveal my cellular identity ? So what I mean is say hypothetically the powers that be wanted to tap your cellular phone and your home wifi (having the isp monitor all data). ...
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Untraceable software development

My goal is to develop a piece of software which is illegal in my country. Obviously I don't want anyone to be able to trace the code back to me or prove that I developed it after deployment. What ...
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Is a USB dongle with an active 3/4G data SIM trackable?

Let's say I buy a second-hand USB dongle and put in a pre-paid and unregistered data SIM card. At the time of the purchase of both items, my face was covered, I paid cash and I live 500 miles from the ...
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How could I block or at least detect the use of ultrasonic side channels or Google Nearby Messages API on my smartphone?

My question is about the use of ultrasonic messages that are part of the modern advertising ecosystem and are also used by the Google Nearby Messages API. When it comes to advertising, the type of ...
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Is there any real protection against Google on Android phones? [closed]

There's a lot one can do to protect his self identity and from being tracked on standard computer machine, but I wonder if there's any way to do so(or at least as close as it possible) on the Android ...
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Is it possible to track someone by sharing a youtube link with timestamp?

Is it possible to track someone by sharing a youtube link with them with a timestamp such as &t=1s if they click on it on their end? I've recently have been told not to use timestamps because of ...
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What additional methods for user tracking are there? [duplicate]

I was getting interested in data privacy and looked up how users are tracked on the internet to connect the different traces to a single user. I found this: In addition to regular cookies, pixel ...
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What's the difference between using duckduckgo with !google bangs and using google directly?

Is there any security advantage in searching on duckduckgo using !google? Or is it effectively the same as searching directly on google?
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Do iPhones send signals with IP address even after it has been turned off?

My phone is gone and unfortunately it was turned off before I lost it. Is it possible for me to track it down with my IP address that I have saved? Because I read some articles that say that your ...
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Samsung Galaxy S7- If I drain the battery so its dead and remove the simcard, can it's location be tracked down?

I got 2 questions regarding my Samsung Galaxy S7- Q1) If I drain the battery so its dead and remove the simcard, can it's location be tracked down? I'm asking about a dead battery vs removing the ...
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Do wifi access points and routers get some kind of data from devices when a device is able to see them?

I was wondering if when a router is broadcasting its signal, it is able to handshake with devices that are wifi enabled and looking for a wifi network to connect and get some info from them?
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How to hide my platform from a browser to keep my privacy? [duplicate]

I just visited https://amiunique.org/fp in order to try to understand what makes a web page realize what platform it is running on, aside from User-Agent request header. So I learned about window....
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Is using a working computer for private stuff at home safe?

Disclaimer: I'm not asking for personal advide on that topic, it's more or less out of curiosity. For context, this is set in Germany. A coworker of mine recently talked about her using the laptops (...
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Can anyone spy on my traffic if they know my MAC address, local and public IP?

If we are under the same ISP or different ISP? image for more information.
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Is it possible to trace a fraud who swindled money through email tracked IP addresses

I have been befrauded by an acquaintance of mine who borrowed large sums of money and provided contracts with his Turkish address and these contracts supposedly were sent by his lawyer in Turkey. But ...
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Can someone be tracked in real time 24/7? [closed]

I'm in a situation where I know the person behind this is doing it, but not sure how. It's been over a year and people seem to show up to places that I go to, places that I've told privately and ...
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Can a SIM-less smartphone be tracked only by IMEI?

If in the phone is no SIM card, connection to cell towers is at my own behest. But what about the opposite way, can the local base stations search for a specific phone through its IMEI? Question ...
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Vulnerability management and assessment tracking solutions

How does your company track the vulnerability management information that happens between receiving a vulnerability scan report and remediating a vulnerability? Given the following example: Scan A ...
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How hard is it to suspend and track a twitter account seeking ransom from govt. organizations?

Am asking in reference to this Twitter account - DarkOverlord . It threatened to post decryption keys, for the documents pasted on pastebin (archived), and few minutes ago it did post them. Couldn'...
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MAC randomization for Bluetooth?

Companies, governments, etc. can track Bluetooth and WiFi network scans passively by looking at a same MAC address over space and time (Bluetooth/WiFi Identity tracking in public spaces - How to ...
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Can (the carrier of) a caller/callee see the position of the other ones mobile phone?

Someone came to me with the following request: He/She wants to drive somewhere without the employer knowing in his/her free time. If the employer will know about the drive, it will be bad for his/her ...
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Is a fake address/info to an ISP/service enough to be untraceable in theory?

It got me thinking recently. Wouldn't a fake/incorrect address be enough to deter investigating/finding a criminal via cyberspace? The reason we know it's so easy to find someone is because they give ...
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Is Verizon Still Injecting Perma-Cookies into Customer Traffic?

This article was published in 2014. Is Verizon still doing this to customer data? It makes sense to assume they are, but I'm hoping for some kind of official news article or something to validate its ...
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Can a VPN server be traced through Tor?

I was wondering that if my data was intercepted by Tor by an exit node, would they be able to see which VPN server is being used to encrypt the data. I am asking because I planned on making an OpenVPN ...
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What information is embedded in a photo taken by camera or print screen?

I was told that it is possible to tell the coordinates where a photo was taken and the date and time it was taken. It is somehow embedded in the photo. I have three questions about this which are as ...
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How does Facebook Pixel's new first-party cookie work?

Facebook recently announced that they will begin offering a first-party cookie option for the Facebook Pixel. Previously, they only used third-party cookies. From their documentation: You can now use ...
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