| Sunday December 21st 2014

Feedburner

Subscribe by email:

We promise not to spam/sell you.


Search Amazon deals:

They’re Tracking Your Every Move and You May Not Even Know


Sure there are reasons to save this “tracking” data…

It’s just that most of them are Orwellian nightmares.Malte Spitz

But as a German Green party politician, Malte Spitz, recently learned, we are already continually being tracked whether we volunteer to be or not. Cellphone companies do not typically divulge how much information they collect, so Mr. Spitz went to court to find out exactly what his cellphone company, Deutsche Telekom, knew about his whereabouts.

The results were astounding. In a six-month period — from Aug 31, 2009, to Feb. 28, 2010, Deutsche Telekom had recorded and saved his longitude and latitude coordinates more than 35,000 times. It traced him from a train on the way to Erlangen at the start through to that last night, when he was home in Berlin.


Source

Related Posts: On this day...

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.