An EFF Investigation: Mystery GPS tracker on a supporter’s car @EFF

Being able to accurately determine your location anywhere on the planet is a useful technological trick. But when tracking isn’t done by you, but to you—without your knowledge or consent—it’s a violation of your privacy. That’s why at EFF, they’ve long fought against dragnet surveillancemobile device tracking, and warrantless GPS tracking.

An EFF supporter brought her car to a mechanic and found a mysterious device wired into her car under her driver’s seat. This supporter sent the EFF an email asking if they could determine whether the device was a GPS tracker, and if so, who might have installed it.

You can read about the methods the EFF used to investigate the device and it’s provenance in the article here.


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3 Comments

  1. Found one of these in the firewall of my truck… they usually hide two of them… the one in the firewall usually picks up voice/Audio and they can dial in

  2. Interesting! Though I can’t help but notice the “D+” and “D-” pads and wonder if there was a USB interface available…

  3. Internet of Things finally is coming for makers, thanks a lot Adafruit.
    My contribution: https://microlab.ec/blog/modulo-gsm-gprs-a6-con-arduino/

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