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Tag Archives: Data privacy

7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

Where are all the data going? nmedia via shutterstock.com Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez, University of California, Berkeley and Srikanth Sundaresan, Princeton University Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, …

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Your mobile phone can give away your location, even if you tell it not to

Fitness trackers report their location and map the Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert. Screenshot of Strava Heat Map Guevara Noubir, Northeastern University U.S. military officials were recently caught off guard by revelations that servicemembers’ digital fitness trackers were storing the locations of their workouts – including at or near military bases and clandestine sites around the world. But …

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