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Cell phone tracking firm exposed millions of Americans' real-time locations

By ZDNet

The bug allowed one Carnegie Mellon researcher to track anyone's cell phone in real timeRead full story

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  • Parents do this to their kids all the time, now we have a taste of it.

    But in all seriousness, this exposes the hard reality when it comes to data and privacy. People are MUCH more concerned about physical privacy than they are about whatever is on the Internet.

    The real world is tangible. People

    Parents do this to their kids all the time, now we have a taste of it.

    But in all seriousness, this exposes the hard reality when it comes to data and privacy. People are MUCH more concerned about physical privacy than they are about whatever is on the Internet.

    The real world is tangible. People know exactly where I am online? No problem. As long as they don’t know where I’m sitting with my laptop.

  • The other day, one of my friends, a pre-med student, was complaining about how her mom yelled at her for studying too much through using track my iPhone to see that she was at the library. You don’t want to share your location.

  • Seems the combination of data and privacy is elusive.

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