Personal Whereabouts Tracking

Tracking can help people keep tabs on children and elderly relatives. This tracking can also allow for a more rapid response if there is a life-threatening emergency.


A contact-tracing app collects time-stamped GPS data and reports it to a central database. Public health workers can then interview people who appear close to others and encourage them to get tested or self-quarantine.

Get in Touch With Friends

Keeping in touch with friends is vital to a healthy social life. It can be challenging for people who are busy with work or school to keep in touch with their old friends because of a hectic schedule. However, it is possible to stay in touch with friends and family by phone, texting, or chatting through websites.

When you contact an old friend, be careful not to sound desperate or intrusive. If you haven’t spoken to them for a while, they may be worried that you want to rekindle your friendship with ulterior motives. Sending them a friendly message asking how they are and indicating that you’d like to catch up can help them ease into your request.

Consider arranging a regular time to talk on the phone or video chat with each other. For example, you and your friend might set aside every Thursday evening for a phone call or a Saturday morning for an email exchange.

Another great way to stay in touch is to check out your friend’s social media updates. If they have big news, such as a new job or engagement, ask them to share it with you so that you can congratulate them. You can also check out their location by using an iPhone app, such as GeoZilla, that tracks friends’ locations and displays them on a map.

Search the Person on Internet Search Engines

There are a number of websites that offer free-of-charge search-for-people systems, and some have special features like alias searches, school, address, e-mail addresses, photographs. Others have paid search options with better results. A popular website is Spokeo, which claims to provide reports from white pages listings, public records and social media. It also allows you to search by username.

Another useful tool is the Internet’s classified ads, which can help you find people by name. Many states and international organizations conduct people searches for people who have disappeared or are seeking relatives and acquaintances. Some sites also post lists of names and photographs of people on the run, so they can be found.

The Internet can also be used to conduct a background check of a person by searching for them on public records databases. This will reveal information such as criminal records, dating site profiles, employment histories and more. This can be helpful if you are looking to hire someone, want to verify the identity of an online date or just want to know more about a friend.

When conducting a background check, start by searching the person by name on a general search engine. Make sure to include the person’s first and last name, as well as their current or previous state or city of residence. In addition, try including different variations of the person’s name and put quotation marks around the name to narrow down the search results.

Track the Person Through Current Social Networking Websites

Every person who uses a computer or mobile device is subject to behavioral tracking by dozens of 3rd party software and advertising firms. Everything a person likes, searches for on Google and even discusses with friends in chatting apps are tracked and used by these firms for targeted marketing. The same goes for location information that is sent to app, website and even media platforms. These companies use this data to market cafes, stores and even other people that are in the same area as a user.

Many cell phone carriers also sell real-time location data to businesses, including advertisers. Combined with GPS data from the phone, this can pinpoint a user’s exact location. Hackers and stalkers are also aware of this technology and have begun to create apps that steal users’ location information or install spyware on their devices.

The COVID-19 pandemic has raised concerns about protecting privacy and the use of tracking technologies. As these concerns grow, the need to balance the benefits of location tracking with its risks will become increasingly important. Addressing these risks requires cross-functional collaboration among legal, IT and talent management departments. The best way to reduce these risks is for business leaders to make privacy an integral part of the organizational culture. Then, they can ensure that employees have the information and tools they need to understand and minimize privacy risks.