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Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy


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#1 Indrid_Cold

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Posted 19 December 2019 - 01:30 PM

"EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized — are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and storing the information in gigantic data files."

 

"The greatest trick technology companies ever played was persuading society to surveil itself." 

 

https://www.nytimes....cell-phone.html


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Posted 19 December 2019 - 07:43 PM

One of the first things I do when I get a new phone is turn off location services.  I generally don't allow any apps to have access to my location and I don't get to take full advantage of most apps because of that.  However, even though I take these precautions, I am not certain that they aren't still tracking me.  I just got a new Toyota (after a young woman rammed into my old car) and it is set up to use my phone for GPS and all sorts of other things.  I am still not sure that I have managed to turn off all of the tracking options the company installs, but I am pretty sure they can't use them through my phone. 


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