This is nothing new, I was posting on /g/ about this a little more than half a year ago. Some baseband firmware that has been audited has been found to allow for the automatic execution of code sent over the air without any security measures whatsoever.
>For your phone to work you need to be trackable
This isn't just them being able to track your location, it's them being able to potentially access all the data on your phone and run their own code at a lower level than the OS even functions at.
>willingly carrying a tracking and surveillance device
>using nonfree software at all ever for any reason
the first wave of snowden leaks was the last straw for me
what more will it take for you to care and make a change in how you live /g/?