Twelve million phones, one dataset, zero privacy: the NYT 'Privacy Project'
21 Dec 2019 — #GroupThink
EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY, everywhere on the planet, dozens of companies — largely unregulated, little scrutinized — are logging the movements of tens of millions of people with mobile phones and storing the information in gigantic data files. The Times Privacy Project obtained one such file, by far the largest and most sensitive ever to be reviewed by journalists.
Ch. Warzel/ St. A. Thompson NYT The Privacy Project: "Where Even the Children Are Being Tracked" https://t.co/afah820hPh— G. Günter Voß (@GGuenter_Voss) December 21, 2019
Holy cats: The NYT Privacy Project obtained a dataset from 2016 and 2017 with more than 50 billion location pings from phones of more than 12 million people in the US and it took just minutes to deanonymize location data and track the goddamn presidenthttps://t.co/LuQVB9RuyZ— Fiddler (@cFidd) December 20, 2019
Agree. Joanna, I was thinking the same thing and for anyone who hasn't read the NYT Privacy Project series on smartphone tracking privacy breaches, this will terrify the 💩 out of everyone ⬇️— ScanMyPhotos.com® #CES2020 (@ScanMyPhotos) December 19, 2019
[snaps for imaginative 3D graphics art design too].