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How to stop emails tracking your location.


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A new, free Google Chrome browser extension called Streak lets email senders using Google accounts see when recipients open email.

 

And, oh my, it also lets senders see who, exactly, opened the email, and where the recipient is located.

 

 

 

The bad news is that if you're thinking that you can just avoid installing Streak if you don't want marketers, creeps, phishers and spammers to see when and where you opened your email, so sorry to tell you, but that's just an irrational thought coming from la-la land.

 

http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2014/02/27/how-emails-can-be-used-to-track-your-location-and-how-to-stop-it/

 

A list half way down the page shows you how to turn it off in different email providers.

 

(not sure where the blank quote box came from!!)

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This link : 7 SMTP Providers to Hide Sender IP Address in Email Headers, at a cost <_<.

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Hav0c this is about senders being able to see where people are when they opened your email, and when they opened it.

 

Granted it's scary that they can do it but as Andavari stated "...when it comes down to geolocation they're off...".

Even the military has to suffer with this.

Granted again that they know with what offset GPSs are program to and counter that, but still they suffer.

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Maybe I'm off track here (no pun intended), but it seems quite a bit of info is collected:

 

So, from one embedded image systems like Streak can determine:
- Who opened their email
- What time the email was opened
- Where it was opened
- What sort of device it was opened on

 

So even a newbie snooper could know where I am at the time. 

Maybe could also extrapolate a lot more, e.g. two emails opened within minutes, one from an open wifi at a coffee shop and another 200 miles away from my cell phone.

OK, so who is that guy at the coffee shop reading my email? 

 

Is that what you mean, Hazelnut?  If so, I may try out for my junior cyberspy license.  :lol:

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Cool.  Those with Macs could be junior iSpys.  Muuaahhhaaahaahaa. 

 

Seriously, I have just about given up being able to stay off the radar. 

Although, Blackberry does a great job of that, and has since its beginnings. 

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Seriously, I have just about given up being able to stay off the radar. 

Although, Blackberry does a great job of that, and has since its beginnings. 

 

Blackberry isn't on too many peoples radar and hasn't been for years.  :P

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Blackberry isn't on too many peoples radar and hasn't been for years.  :P

 

Yep, they have sort of crashed.  I don't understand that at all. 

Mine does everything, works fast, very durable, very secure.  

And yet they crashed.  Wonder why? 

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Why?

I think one word: iPhone.

Like Nokia, Blackberry took their eyes of the ball just long enough for a game-changer to get the foothold.

And they have been spinning their wheels ever since just trying to stay alive let alone play catch-up.

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Hey, if your BlackBerry still works why not use it ?

 

That being said some people still role with a Nokia 3310 :blink: .

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Why?

I think one word: iPhone.

Like Nokia, Blackberry took their eyes of the ball just long enough for a game-changer to get the foothold.

And they have been spinning their wheels ever since just trying to stay alive let alone play catch-up.

 

More like two words: Samsung Galaxy

I know of a lot of people that really dislike their iPhones and swapped them for Samsung Galaxys.

 

 

D'oH  Clicked on the wrong button <_< .

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Why?

I think one word: iPhone.

Like Nokia, Blackberry took their eyes of the ball just long enough for a game-changer to get the foothold.

And they have been spinning their wheels ever since just trying to stay alive let alone play catch-up.

 

Wasn't going to sign in, long day, but I must say that is about the best description I have heard.   " took their eye off the ball" indeed. 

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