Bluetooth Used to Track Festival-Goers

July 5th, 2009

Thousands of at a European rock festival, featuring Coldplay, Metallica, and Kings of Leon, were tacked using the Bluetooth feature on their mobile phones.  Researches that conducted the test hope to launch new tracking applications for security and retail sectors.

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The team from the University of Ghent in Belgium installed a total of 36 Bluetooth scanners most of which were located on the grounds of the rock festive with a few on surrounding roads and nearby bus stops.  The scanners, each with a 30 meter radius, were able to track users with a Bluetooth enabled device in real time.  Researchers assure festive-goers that no identifying was collected as only the MAC address of each device was used for tracking.

Source: YAHOO! Tech

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