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So, we are being tracked via our cell phones ~ should we be concerned?

I know many people really believe they have nothing to hide. Clearly, millions of Internet users are comfortable broadcasting their location to the world, and can't imagine any serious consequences coming from it.  They might be right. It's certainly their right to take advantage of the fun things location-enabled software can do, and no one wants to take that away from them.

I would respectfully argue that this is unsophisticated thinking, however.  Today's neat location perk is a scant trade-off for unknown consequences that might come 5, 10, even 25 years from now. I think most people, confronted with the reality that a foreign government might build a case against them someday based on detailed information about their whereabouts, would come to more moderate conclusions about what they have to hide. How easy would it be to determine your religion, your employer, perhaps even your political views, from an intelligent search of your location information?  Why should that ever be possible?


Asked by tasches at 7:38 PM on Apr. 29, 2011 in Technology

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Answers (5)
  • Lets see I am at work school and the local gym if this info can be used against me I would hate to see how?

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 7:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I don't have a cell phone. YAY!

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Trust me. The government does not need your cell phone to tell them where you are. Just watch "Enemy of the State".

    Answer by layh41407 at 7:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I dont have a cell either anon.

    Answer by gemgem at 7:49 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Yes, that is happening now.

    Answer by Glo402813 at 10:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2011