[AusNOG] Tracing a stolen mobile phone

Mark Newton newton at atdot.dotat.org
Tue Jul 9 15:52:51 EST 2019

There have been a couple of car thieves found in the last few weeks who 
have run off with vehicles which have iPhones or iPads in them, and the 
owners have used "Find my iPhone" to locate them, which is 
excruciatingly funny.


With all the so-called national security legislation that has passed 
over the last couple of years, there's no doubt that the police /can/ 
track a device via its IMEI.

But they won't. Not for a trivial case. Only for leak investigations 
arising from referrals from Ministers, they'll get onto them like a 
beaver on wood. But actually helping real normal people? LOL no, that's 
not what those laws were for.


   - mark

On 7/9/19 3:45 PM, Robert Hudson wrote:
> Hi all,
> Is it possible for a mobile carrier in Australia to locate a stolen 
> mobile phone, via the police (they've been notified, and a case number 
> issued)?
> We know the data is there (metadata, etc), but can it be used by the 
> owner of a device to locate it (or to have the location found by the 
> police to track/recover it)?
> Regards,
> Robert
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