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Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy

Twelve Million Phones, One Dataset, Zero Privacy
These are the actual locations for millions of Americans. At the New York Stock Exchange … … in the beachfront neighborhoods of Los Angeles ... … in secure facilities like the Pentagon … … at the White House … … and at Mar-a-Lago, PresidentTrump’s Palm Beach resort. One nation, tracked An investigation into the smartphone tracking industry from Times Opinion 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. Each piece of information in this file represents the precise location of a single smartphone over a period of several months in 2016 and 2017. [Related: How to Track President Trump — Read more about the national security risks found in the data.] One search turned up more than a dozen people visiting the Playboy Mansion, some overnight. A typical day at Grand Central Terminal in New York City Mr.

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