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However, Peterson told New Scientist that he has concerns about the privacy implications of a technology that reveals details of where we go and how we travel.
"Displaying the mode of transportation on a map in a GeoLife-like application so that users can compare their movements is innocent enough," he says. "The problem is that there are more sinister applications of this technology."
As it becomes easier to track and share our movements, the concept of "locational privacy" – controlling who can access our location records – becomes more important, he says, adding that Microsoft and others should make sure their products are designed to protect users.
Originally posted by Dan Tanna
Its amazing how slow and careful the net is closing in on us to accept 24 / 7 tracking and monitoring.
Phones, mobiles, GPS systems, new cars.... Oyster cards on London UK trains and under ground...
The list is ,long and very scary. Its acceptance by consumer spending power.
Originally posted by VIKINGANT
Yes, but not everyone can do that. We all get paid electronically these days and who does not own a mobile phone? Some but not many.
Face it. If they want to find you they will.
But as they say, if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about. Unless they want some random body to pin something on.