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Panic as panic alarms meant to keep granny and little Timmy safe prove a privacy fiasco

By Kieren McCarthy 12 May 2019 at 15:05

A GPS tracker used by elderly people and young kids has a security hole that could allow others to track and secretly record their wearers. The white-label product is manufactured in China and then rebadged and rebranded by a range of companies in the UK, US, Australia and elsewhere including Pebbell 2, OwnFone and SureSafeGo. Over 10,000 people in the UK use the devices.

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