GouryG wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:28 am
As far as we know Ping has a GPS tracker that he has been using to monitor her movements.
In 1522 Ping's arrival is "a most unexpected surprise" to him, which it wouldn't have been if he'd been tracking her. And to expand on paarfi's point regarding Ed trying to find her, he too is surprised to see her in 252; he wasn't tracking her, but stumbled across her randomly while following Dom (to go see Largo). He says Sony personnel were "pretty upset" about her escape, so if he had the ability to track her, he would have been using it.
paarfi wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:43 am
When she told him to have a seat and get a cup of coffee, he was curious about that too and no doubt expected her back soon.
If there were any possibility in his mind of needing to call in SED as jkhartl suggests above, he wouldn't have left that to expectation, he would have had to make sure somehow. (It's a foxhole, of course there's more than one way in and out.
And in fact we know this to be true since Megumi brought the kids in through the garage entrance.)
I think being confronted by Ashe likely changed things. I'm not sure what he's thinking now, but he's not just indulging idle curiosity about his EDS prototype anymore.
That's certainly possible, but I still don't think it's enough to allow one to infer the need to photograph the area and send the photo to Ed for retrieving Ping. Even ignoring the above issues I raise regarding the likelihood of him calling SED in the first place, a text message with the address would be a much more reliable way of getting that info to SED than a picture of the street.
As of panel 3, Ashe was still walking away from him (she doesn't get to the Foxhole entrance till panel 4. I claim the least hypothesis (lacking any other in-comic indications I would expect Fred to give if this were important) is that he is photographing Ashe.
(This next is speculation, I'm not claiming any evidence for it yet, but I am betting it is Ashe that's piqued his interest... others either this or the previous thread mentioned him "probably not having any kitsune data yet" I believe. I don't see anything in their conversation, let alone how it ended, to convince me he's rethought his position on the "one among many" prototype currently in the Foxhole.)
EDIT due to :
cidjen wrote: ↑
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Because the footage as Yutaka found 'was all geotagged'. Unless Ping did that retroactively?
Ping having the ability to know her own location doesn't imply the location is broadcast external to Ping. (The former would be useful for accompanying or meeting up with the user for a "date"; the latter could conceivably expose Sony to privacy issue risks.)