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  1. SJ_SUN's Avatar
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    Hi,

    My first post here. I thought that title might get some views

    I have an 8310 and GPS is working, that is I can go to advanced-GPS-refresh GPS and it gives coordinates.

    But My question is how can I tell if my employer is tracking me ?

    What should I be looking for ?

    And of course I can't just go to him and ask, he wouldn't admit it if they do have the capability to track us.

    Thanks for any advice on this,

    Steve
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    thats just nuts!
    what kinda weird boss would track their employer?

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    You can't tell, that is why it's best to not play around if you're on BES. They can track everything, BlackBerry Messenger, SMS, e-mails, etc. My BES guy saves information for two years on the BES servers...
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    There is no way from the phone to tell if you're being tracked. But just because the ability is there if you're on a BES, doesn't mean it's being done. If you're on a BES and you're friendly with your IT department, ask them.
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    Wow, now that's some fast replies ! Thanks.

    I have to ask, what is BES ? I haven't search for yet, obviously.

    Thanks again,

    Steve
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    The only thing that cannot be tracked (including your location via GPS) is MMS. I just block this on my server.
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    No doubt, unless he has reason? Thing is if your not doing anything wrong, who cares?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thinkamp View Post
    thats just nuts!
    what kinda weird boss would track their employer?
    Many would.

    UPS, FedEx, Swift Trucking, police departments, etc.

    They all want to know where you are.

    Of course, the conspiracy theorists all point at RFIDs and not GPS, but who cares what they think?

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    So it looks like BES is "Blackberry Exchange Server". Is there any way to find out if your company has this ? The IT guy is new and not a source of information.

    I'm not a slacker or anything, I'd just like to know about this.

    Thx,

    Steve
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    BlackBerry Enterprise Server, not Exchange

    Go to Options...Advanced Options...Enterprise Activation. If it's on a BES, you should see an activation date.
    Last edited by Max69; 02-03-2009 at 01:40 PM.
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    If work gave it to you, assume you are being tracked and behave accordingly. I drive OTR and like many companies, have a Qualcomm terminal in the truck. Not only my employer, but also the shipper and the customer, can see my exact location at any point.

    If the capability is there, expect it's being used whether it's acknowledged or denied.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max69 View Post
    BlackBerry Enterprise Server, not Exchange

    Go to Options...Advanced Options...Enterprise Activation. If it's on a BES, you should see an activation date.
    if you want more information once you are in Enterprise activation in the email field hold ALT and type CNFG. It will give you the information about the activation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
    if you want more information once you are in Enterprise activation in the email field hold ALT and type CNFG. It will give you the information about the activation.
    For what phone does the ALT CNFG work? It doesn't do anything on my 8330.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
    if you want more information once you are in Enterprise activation in the email field hold ALT and type CNFG. It will give you the information about the activation.
    I didn't know that. Thanks for the tip.
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    type it in the email field of options > advanced options > Enterprise activation . Works on all devices (havent tested Storm) that I have tried.


    On the storm you might have to type the equivalent 9,6/ (which is what you will get if you HOLD alt while typing CNFG)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sith_Apprentice View Post
    type it in the email field of options > advanced options > Enterprise activation . Works on all devices (havent tested Storm) that I have tried.


    On the storm you might have to type the equivalent 9,6/ (which is what you will get if you HOLD alt while typing CNFG)
    Thanks, that worked... I hadn't seen that one before. Gotta love the little unknown jewels.
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    make friends with the SysAdmin running your BES server. Even if they're not a wealth of info they're great at making things work. If you feel your being tracked and that paraniod, turn off the GPS features and buy a Garmin / TomTom for your car. It's also nice to have the Sysadmin on your side to tweak Security Policies that otherwise might restrict some of the cool things you can do on your BlackBerry.

    Also, Awesome tip with the Alt > CNFG
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    Dont go where you arent supposed to... then there wont be any problems!
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    Turning off your GPS could get you in trouble. Just do what you are supposed to do and you won't get in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vndlewis View Post
    Turning off your GPS could get you in trouble. Just do what you are supposed to do and you won't get in trouble.
    Oh man ! I gotta do what I'm supposed to now ? J/K

    Right, turning it off wouldn't be good, besides, I plan to try out Instamapper.

    Thanks for all the info and help, I'll check the Enterprise Activation menu out.
    It's not that I'm paranoid, I'm just curious to know.

    Later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max69 View Post
    BlackBerry Enterprise Server, not Exchange

    Go to Options...Advanced Options...Enterprise Activation. If it's on a BES, you should see an activation date.
    Okay, on my BB under Enterprise Activation it says

    Email: (blank)
    Password: (blank)

    PIN: (some numbers there)

    Status: Not Activated

    Also did the alt + CNFG and it says "PIM Synchronization is not enabled on this device"


    Is it therefor safe to assume the boss isn't tracking me ?
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    That means your not on BES!

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    Yes, you are not on the BES. Your boss cannot track you via the server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jacstorm2 View Post
    boss is tracking you?
    just park outside his house or children's school and leave the phone in the car.

    That would FREAK him out
    hahaha

    if he doesn't say anything, then you're not being tracked.
    Much better on his wife office. LOL
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    you're just being paranoid
    anyways if you dont like your boss just switch to another job lol

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