Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
Photo credit:New York Times

"Many location services say that when a phone users enable location services, their data is fair game." From a NY Times cover story--well worth reading.

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden points out:

“Location information can reveal some of the most intimate details of a person’s life–whether you’ve visited a psychiatrist, whether you went to an A.A..meeting, who you might date. It’s not right to have consumers kept in the dark about how their data is sold and shared and then leave them unable to do anything about it.”

Nurse, Elise Lee, had this reaction when she found out that her device pinpointed her exact work location at a NYC hospital:

“It’s very scary. It feels like someone is following me, personally.”

How concerned are you about your privacy being breached in this way & will you now stop saying yes to allowing companies to share your data?

New York Times, 12/10/18

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