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International Mobile Equipment Identity
« on: June 14, 2019, 07:10:32 PM »
I came across an article about how the SA government was tracking women in hiding by tracing their IMEI number on their GSM cell phones.  IMEI is similar to a MAC address for mobile and is tied to a device regardless of SIM card changes. 

On CDMA phones there is an equivalent, the Mobile Equipment Identifier (MEID) string.

Looks like it is possible to change an Android divice's IMEI with some work.