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Being Wayne Dobson: Sprint location service glitch points all lost area iPhones to the same house

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Being Wayne Dobson: Sprint location service glitch points all lost area iPhones to the same house
It is tough to be Wayne Dobson in Las Vegas these days, or at least the place where he had resided peacefully for a number of years. Turns out that a Sprint cell phone tower triangulation glitch, or something of a similar nature, is always pointing users of the Find my iPhone feature in the area to one and the same house - Wayne Dobson's house.

Most everyone who relies on Sprint to point where their lost or eventually stolen iPhone is right now, ended up armed with Mr Dobson's address, and, we presume, a lot of anger. It began in 2011 when a couple came to his doorsteps to look for their handset, then one more person showed up, then it was a constant onslaught of people arriving with tablets and laptops, arguing that this is the address the service gave them to find their device.

It's gotten so bad, that the 59-year old retiree sleeps near his door on the weekends, knowing that people will come knocking for their gadgets, even though he put up the sign on the front wall you can see in the thumbnail image:



In this day and age of frivolous litigation and lax gun control, Sprint seems lucky that Mr Dobson doesn't strike as the litigious type.To make matters worse, the rogue cell phone tower triangulates 911 calls from this area near Wayne's house, too, so he used to end up with police on his lawn and searched before the cops realized their mistake and apologized. Wayne's world.

source: LVRJ via Gizmodo

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