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Old 02-28-2007, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is their anyway I can take off the GPS feature on this 8800.

Its just scary to me how it can pinpoint you within 10 metres.

I think the feature is great but I just dont want my company to track me.

I have tried everything to remove the GPS software on the berry but nothing seems to work.

Is their a blackberry whiz that knows what to do to take it off or disable it? Can i get a technical answer pls.

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Old 02-28-2007, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you are on a BES, there's nothing you can do with the software if your employer wants to track you. Really, your only solution is to cover the BB in foil, which will probably prevent the receiver from working.

Of course this presumes that your employer wants to track you.
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Old 02-28-2007, 05:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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If you phone is provided by your employer he would be quite upset and could fire you for disabling the GPS tracking. When you are off duty you can turn the phone off if your job does not require it be on and use a personal cell phone when not at work.

Just like at the office, you boss has the right to track your computer usage, during working hours he can track your location, if he wishes.

Paranoid?
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:40 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Am I missing something big here? I thought that the GPS in the 8800 was a receiver. Your employer can't track you. Your carrier can, through cell tower triangulation with the E911 service. That is a legal requirement.

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Old 02-28-2007, 07:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Am I missing something big here? I thought that the GPS in the 8800 was a [b]receiver[b]. Your employer can't track you. Your carrier can, through cell tower triangulation with the E911 service. That is a legal requirement.
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Old 02-28-2007, 07:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Don't forget the CIA.
And the FBI.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:05 AM   #7 (permalink)
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And the FBI.
And the NSA.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Yea I don't see anything in BES that lets me "track" people. So I wouldn't worry about it.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:13 AM   #9 (permalink)
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fact is: anyone with a cellular device on them can be tracked. ask jack bauer.

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Old 02-28-2007, 08:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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QUOTING THE BB8800 SITE:

"The BlackBerry® 8800 comes with a built-in Global Positioning System (GPS). Use it with a mapping application like BlackBerry® Maps and you can view your current location with greater accuracy and track your route to your target destination.

Built-in GPS also gives you access to a wide range of other Location-Based Services (LBS), like employee and resource tracking, social networking and more."
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:42 AM   #11 (permalink)
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He's not worried about those agencies. It's his GF that has him concerned.
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Of course, if his employer really has reason to track him, they already know he posted here looking for a way out.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:48 AM   #13 (permalink)
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He's not worried about those agencies. It's his GF that has him concerned.
Nothing like the crazy girlfriend.
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Old 02-28-2007, 09:01 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Quote:
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And the FBI.
Quote:
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Don't forget the CIA.
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And the NSA.
My god, you guys got all the rinkey-dink cracker-jack groups, but you forgot the most important and scarriest one out there!!!!

Yes I'm talking about the.. the

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Old 02-28-2007, 09:05 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Ha thanks for all your responses! I can now track you all! Mwahahahahahaa
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:24 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean people aren't out to get you.
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Old 02-28-2007, 10:53 AM   #17 (permalink)
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It sure is good to know, humor still exist! We can be so serious these days with our BB's and PDA's. It's good to have a good laugh. Thanks.
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Old 02-28-2007, 11:16 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Quote:
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Really, your only solution is to cover the BB in foil.
naw mate. The foil goes on your head.

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Old 02-28-2007, 11:26 AM   #19 (permalink)
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You guys/gals are all insane.

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Quote:
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Don't forget the CIA.
oh and the D.E.A
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