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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
DEC. 10, 2018 | The New York Times | By JENNIFER VALENTINO-DeVRIES, NATASHA SINGER, MICHAEL H. KELLER and AARON KROLIK.
location_based_services  mobile_applications  mobile_phones  privacy  surveillance  tracking 
11 hours ago by jerryking
Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret
Diversos tipus d'aplicacions ens demanen permís per conèixer la nostra ubicació. Així ens poden oferir itineraris, notícies locals, informació meteorològica, ofertes comercials properes, etc. Però, a canvi, sense dir-nos-ho, venen les dades a anunciants, bancs i altres empreses interessades a conèixer els nostres moviments: on anem, per on passem, on ens aturem més o menys temps… Aquestes dades són anònimes, però identificables: "…els que tenen accés a les dades brutes, inclosos empleats o clients, poden identificar una persona sense el seu consentiment. Poden seguir algú que coneixen, localitzant un telèfon que sol estar a l'adreça d'aquesta persona. O, a l'inrevés, poden vincular un nom a un punt anònim, veient on passa les nits els dispositiu i utilitzant registres públics per esbrinar qui hi viu." Tot açò és il·legal a Europa, no als EUA, però el que compta és que es faci complir la llei. Els nostres mòbils s'han convertit en dispositius de vigilància i el NY Times ho il·lustra amb exemples reals en mapes interactius. En un altre article, ens recorden <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/technology/prevent-location-data-sharing.html">com fer que les apps deixen de rastrejar la nostra ubicació</a>. iPhone: Configuració → Privacitat → Localització. Android: Configuració → Ubicació. (Un dels problemes d'Android és que no pots impedir que una app accedeixi a la teua ubicació en segon pla, és a dir, quan no estàs utilitzant aquesta app.)
surveillance  privacy  android 
17 hours ago by carlesbellver
'Surveillance capitalism has led us into a dystopia' - BBC Ideas
In this opinion piece, activist Aral Balkan says we're living in a world where data companies have become factory farms for human beings.
2018-12  privacy  surveillance  data  society  dystopia  bbc  video 
yesterday by Weaverbird
TSA’s Roadmap for Airport Surveillance Moves in a Dangerous Direction | Electronic Frontier Foundation
The Transportation Security Administration has set out an alarming vision of pervasive biometric surveillance at airports, which cuts against the right to privacy, the “right to travel,” and the right to anonymous association with others.The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which included language...
tsa  surveillance 
yesterday by kger
Britain flashes amber light at Huawei with review of telecoms supply chains
In announcing its ban, Canberra cited security concerns about allowing state-owned enterprises, which can be subject to direction by their country's intelligence agencies, into the core of a network that will eventually underpin many key parts of Australia's critical national infrastructure.

When Huawei's involvement in the 4G network first became a front-of-mind concern earlier this decade, the British government dragged the Chinese telco into a joint venture with GCHQ. The arrangement, known colloquially as "the Cell", gives GCHQ access to Huawei's equipment, processes and personnel, so it can identify and evaluate security risks.
2018  australia  surveillance  hardware  data-sovereignty 
2 days ago by bignose
Snap! The local HOA just captured your license plate number - SFChronicle.com
I find this trend so disgusting. And having completely private entities do it in public seems especially intrusive, in a way. What authority do they have for surveillance of public rights of way?
privacy  wealth  alpr  hoa  surveillance 
2 days ago by npdoty

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