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iPhone hack enables LoJack-like tracking

A new iPhone program, developed by Erica Sadun, offers LoJack-like tracking of the device via Twitter. The installation steps required for the program to function are somewhat advanced, and require a jailbroken iPhone and a Twitter account. Basically, the program uses the iPhone’s Maps program to triangulate its position, and then turns these coordinates into a Google Maps URL, which is then processed by tinyURL, and posted in a Twitter message. The program itself is now available as a free download.

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For starters, if you hack a phone your upgrades are limited. I also have found another forum site discussing the same software, but it is also full of comments from people having issues loading it, or when they did they lost other functions. People should wait for the authorised version to work on authorised phones, at least you get free support, free upgrades etc and it is authorised to work on the phone. I dont understand why people want to be a trend setter by having a crcked phone that can’t do much except the basics. No upgrades, no re-sale value once the original with updated features is released. Wait for the authorised software guys.

Posted by Jolly on February 24, 2008 at 4:36 PM (PDT)

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My sales department recently upgraded to 3G iPhones. Is there an application where I can enter one of their phone numbers and get their location?

Posted by Betsy Noble on December 24, 2008 at 6:36 AM (PDT)

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