1. whatsever's Avatar
    In the Netherland the police is warning for people using bluetooth and it also seems the ios7 turning on bluetooth on a low level. It seems that iphone's and ipad are easy to track and it could be ibecaon push.

    What they do here in the Netherlands is that they break open only cars where they scan a iphone or ipad and other cars stay intact. They using a simple bluetooth scanner between 50-300 dollar. when a car is right the break open and sttealling the the ipad or iphone's.

    They also using it also the check out if people have ipad's at home because that is an indication people could also have an airbook or imac.

    Bluetooth always goes on and criminals in the Netherland knowing how to use it.-bluetooth_street_wifi_bt_shops_small.png

    Inbrekers azen met €˜Bluetooth-tracker€™op waardevolle spullen | politie.nl
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    03-15-2014 07:39 AM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    A word of advice. Don't keep your valuable stuff in a car, unattended.
    nikkisharif likes this.
    03-15-2014 09:32 AM
  3. Trees's Avatar
    Good information. I don't leave BT on for power and security reasons, and turn on only when in one of our vehicles that supports BT Hands Free Calling.

    On a related note, BT on all the time may be a desired state by Apple.

    Apple Keeps Turning Bluetooth On When You Update Your iPhone - Forbes
    Elizabeth2 likes this.
    03-15-2014 11:02 AM
  4. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    In the USA, we don't leave valuables in our cars because with BT detection or not, we don't want our valuables being stolen. Lol


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    iOS Gravity and nikkisharif like this.
    03-16-2014 09:59 AM
  5. antiprotest's Avatar
    Good way to lure criminals. Call all your friends, turn on Bluetooth, and have fun beating up some thugs.
    03-16-2014 10:13 AM
  6. i7guy's Avatar
    Good information. I don't leave BT on for power and security reasons, and turn on only when in one of our vehicles that supports BT Hands Free Calling.

    On a related note, BT on all the time may be a desired state by Apple.

    Apple Keeps Turning Bluetooth On When You Update Your iPhone - Forbes
    I'm like you and turn it on and off as needed to save power; inasmuch as I don't really know how much power is saved.
    03-16-2014 12:28 PM
  7. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Good information. I don't leave BT on for power and security reasons, and turn on only when in one of our vehicles that supports BT Hands Free Calling.

    On a related note, BT on all the time may be a desired state by Apple.

    Apple Keeps Turning Bluetooth On When You Update Your iPhone - Forbes
    Apple wants your devices to get stolen so you will buy new ones.
    03-16-2014 05:00 PM
  8. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    In the USA, we don't leave valuables in our cars because with BT detection or not, we don't want our valuables being stolen. Lol


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    Sadly, there are many people that do leave them in the car.
    03-16-2014 05:01 PM
  9. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    Sadly, there are many people that do leave them in the car.
    One of the craziest things in the world
    03-16-2014 11:26 PM
  10. JakePleasants's Avatar
    Sadly, there are many people that do leave them in the car.
    Indeed, way too many people, like Julianne Hough. She left her car unlocked and had $100,000 worth of jewelry stolen that Seacrest gave her. Crazy people in the world.
    03-16-2014 11:59 PM
  11. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    Good information. I don't leave BT on for power and security reasons, and turn on only when in one of our vehicles that supports BT Hands Free Calling.

    On a related note, BT on all the time may be a desired state by Apple.

    Apple Keeps Turning Bluetooth On When You Update Your iPhone - Forbes
    Thank you Dog5000 for your response the the original post. I also followed the link you posted and found the article quite interesting. Thanks again


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    03-17-2014 12:06 PM
  12. Elizabeth2's Avatar
    In the Netherland the police is warning for people using bluetooth and it also seems the ios7 turning on bluetooth on a low level. It seems that iphone's and ipad are easy to track and it could be ibecaon push.

    What they do here in the Netherlands is that they break open only cars where they scan a iphone or ipad and other cars stay intact. They using a simple bluetooth scanner between 50-300 dollar. when a car is right the break open and sttealling the the ipad or iphone's.

    They also using it also the check out if people have ipad's at home because that is an indication people could also have an airbook or imac.

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    Inbrekers azen met ‘Bluetooth-tracker’op waardevolle spullen | politie.nl
    Thanks for the info. This really is a downside to Apple''s iBeacon push which I find rather sneaky anyway.


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    03-17-2014 12:10 PM
  13. nikkisharif's Avatar
    I never turn off BT. If its that serious for someone to steal my stuff then they obviously need it more than me.

    I got insurance for a reason!
    03-17-2014 02:25 PM
  14. Citizen93's Avatar
    Leave your iPhone inside your car here in Italy---> go have a coffe---> go back to your car: glass broken, ta-da! You don't own an iPhone anymore.
    Obviously, you won't leave nothing valuable inside your car if you know what kind of people are actually walking in your town (even in the most central/rich areas)


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    03-18-2014 10:35 PM

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