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Old 10-08-2006, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just started working for a new company and they gave me a 7520 and I see it has Telenav GPS.

Can they track my whereabouts on this?

I know they track their vehicles with GPS.

I went into the "Options" menu:
Then:"Location based services"
Privacy setting says "by permission" What does this mean?

I dont like this "big brother" stuff........

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Old 10-08-2006, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure your company can track you with any GPS enabled Nextel phone, including the BlackBerry.
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If you do not like it, turn it off when you are off duty and not working. While working you boss DOES have the right to know where you are. If you have nothing to hide while at work, it should not bother you.
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You can set the GPS to ask you when it's tracking you. Options - Location Based Services. Set the Privacy setting to "By Permission". This sets the GPS to ask you before sending its data. There's no way around this if it's 911 calling though.
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If you do not like it, turn it off when you are off duty and not working. While working you boss DOES have the right to know where you are. If you have nothing to hide while at work, it should not bother you.
I did not ask for your opinion on my work habits.
If your not going to answer a question keep your opinions to yourself.


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You can set the GPS to ask you when it's tracking you. Options - Location Based Services. Set the Privacy setting to "By Permission". This sets the GPS to ask you before sending its data. There's no way around this if it's 911 calling though.

That's not true they can track you no matter what u set the LBS permission too.
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There may also be an IT policy in place that sets the permission of the GPS feature so the user has no say in whether it's on or off.
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I did not ask for your opinion on my work habits.
If your not going to answer a question keep your opinions to yourself.


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I did not ask for your opinion on my work habits.
If your not going to answer a question keep your opinions to yourself.


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I did not request or seek YOUR permission!
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I asked a simple question.

You did not answer any of my questions.

I know my boss has a "right" to know if i'm working.
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If you have nothing to hide while at work, it should not bother you.

That is the biggest load of crap I have ever heard! If you have done nothing wrong, then you should have EVERY reason to be bothered by your boss slapping a lojack on you! Sure, if you are a felon or sex offender under house arrest, then there is no reason a lojack should bother you. Sure, if you have a history of defrauding your company of time, then a lojack should not bother you. If you have nothing to hide, on the other hand, then it should be incredibly insulting that your boss thinks you need a lojack! Why not just chain you to a desk and give you a bucket to piss in while he's at it? I mean if you don't have anything to hide, then you shouldn't mind, right? I mean he is paying you after all. If he wants to put you in shackles and whip you for eight hours a day, that is his right. If you don't like it, no one is MAKING you go to work every day, right?

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I did not ask for your opinion on my work habits.
If your not going to answer a question keep your opinions to yourself.
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I asked a simple question.

You did not answer any of my questions.

I know my boss has a "right" to know if i'm working.
You need to relax .... you started this thread and should expect different views & opinions from people as this is a public forum.

Since your company is supplying and paying for the service on the BB, they have the right to enable/disable any features they want to on their BB.

Nextel offers at least six [6] different services to track & monitor their phones thru GPS. If they have one of these services and it is enabled, you will not be able to disable it without doing some work arounds. If they are tracking you and you have it disabled, they will know from the logs.

LINK: Nextel GPS - Track. Manage.

Keep in mind .... With major companies out to protect themselves, you probally agreed to GPS by phone in some way when you signed all the employment paper work and accepted the use of the BB. I have no opinion to right or wrong here, but to me this is just like email use & website browsing policies that alot of major companys have implemented over the last few years. With these policies, they have the right to terminate for wrong use.

Is it just me or am I the only one readng more in the news about this type of occurances?
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I asked a simple question.

You did not answer any of my questions.

I know my boss has a "right" to know if i'm working.
Sorry, let me answer that question. YES!
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Balibe,
Thank you for an informative answer to my question.

Greggebhart,
I asked a simple question about the GPS. I do not need an opinion as to what my boss may, or may not, be entitled to know about my wherabouts during the work day. You most certainly are entitled to your opinion but I didnt ask if it is right or wrong. I just asked if I could be tracked.

Right?

You must be one of those guys at a party that has to spout off your beliefs on every subject.

Thank you for your insight.

Go paint a wall...........

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I believe TeleNav offers a service calls TeleNav Track. With the premium subscription (which includes the TeleNav GPS navigation), the company can disable you from turning off the tracking software on your BB.
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Balibe,
Thank you for an informative answer to my question.

Greggebhart,
I asked a simple question about the GPS. I do not need an opinion as to what my boss may, or may not, be entitled to know about my wherabouts during the work day. You most certainly are entitled to your opinion but I didnt ask if it is right or wrong. I just asked if I could be tracked.

Right?

You must be one of those guys at a party that has to spout off your beliefs on every subject.

Thank you for your insight.

Go paint a wall...........



cool off with that attitude!! If you can't accept a simple opinion, you can piss off and go paint your own damn wall.
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That's not true they can track you no matter what u set the LBS permission too.
That true! All phones now have the little GPS locater on them. If its on or off you still can be track by your last phone call.
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That true! All phones now have the little GPS locater on them. If its on or off you still can be track by your last phone call.
Did you forget to put your tin foil hat on today?
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cool off with that attitude!! If you can't accept a simple opinion, you can piss off and go paint your own damn wall.
I dont like to paint. But I do enjoy pissing.
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Originally Posted by balibe
You need to relax .... you started this thread and should expect different views & opinions from people as this is a public forum.

Since your company is supplying and paying for the service on the BB, they have the right to enable/disable any features they want to on their BB.

Nextel offers at least six [6] different services to track & monitor their phones thru GPS. If they have one of these services and it is enabled, you will not be able to disable it without doing some work arounds. If they are tracking you and you have it disabled, they will know from the logs.

LINK: Nextel GPS - Track. Manage.

Keep in mind .... With major companies out to protect themselves, you probally agreed to GPS by phone in some way when you signed all the employment paper work and accepted the use of the BB. I have no opinion to right or wrong here, but to me this is just like email use & website browsing policies that alot of major companys have implemented over the last few years. With these policies, they have the right to terminate for wrong use.

Is it just me or am I the only one readng more in the news about this type of occurances?
You are 100% correct on your comments. It comes with the device. Companies have to protect their investment. If you don't want to be tracked give back the phone. If it bothers that much quit the possition. Just my opinion.
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