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The good and bad of location tracking

Two recent news stories about cellphone location services recently caught my eye. One was a positive development and the other quite negative, until it was at least partially fixed.

dateJun 29, 2018 in Security
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Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy, The Associated Press has learned.

dateJun 19, 2018 in Business
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Measuring the economy with location data

Carrying your smartphone around everywhere has become a way of life. In doing so, you produce a surprising amount of data about your role in the economy—where you shop, work, travel, and generally hang out.

dateMar 28, 2018 in Computer Sciences
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