Saturday 25.01.2020 – Tracking Cell Phone Data

Link of the day: Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

Locations of cell phone users are not only tracked by governments, secret services and telecom companies. New York Times Opinion writes about a data set of 12 million phone users generated by private phone location companies. Data sets like this one are regularly sold to private firms. The authors managed to identify individuals like Johnny Depp and Tiger Woods with high probabilities. An interesting read.

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