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Opinion | Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy - The New York Times
'We identified people at political rallies and protests, in one case from 2016 we saw a Seattle-based Microsoft employee take a day off and visit Amazon's campus...when we found him on LinkedIn in 2019 he was an Amazon employee. Turns out his phone had given away his job interview. In recent months we’ve spoken with people we’ve found in the data. Their reaction is surprising — a blend of contradictory emotions like outrage and apathy. We don't have the language to talk about this stuff. And part of the reason is...we adopted this tech so fast.

A big takeaway from my experience with this reporting: This is the decade we were brainwashed into surveilling ourselves. In just over 10 years we were sold a future of personalization and convenience and paid for it with little pieces of ourselves that we can never get back.'
technology  privacy  surveillance  phones  mobile  location  location-tracking  tracking  geo 
10 weeks ago by jm
Tracking Firm LocationSmart Leaked Location Data for Customers of All Major U.S. Mobile Carriers Without Consent in Real Time Via Its Web Site
LocationSmart, a U.S. based company that acts as an aggregator of real-time data about the precise location of mobile phone devices, has been leaking this information to anyone via a buggy component of its Web site — without the need for any password or other form of authentication or authorization — KrebsOnSecurity has learned. The company took the vulnerable service offline early this afternoon after being contacted by KrebsOnSecurity, which verified that it could be used to reveal the location of any AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon phone in the United States to an accuracy of within a few hundred yards.
locationsmart  verizon  sprint  t-mobile  att  brian-krebs  security  location-tracking  tracking  mobile  phones  location 
may 2018 by jm

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