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SpywareHammer General Issues Forums => Current News => Topic started by: Bugbatter on October 03, 2017, 01:39:15 PM

Title: The Google tracking feature you didnít know youíd switched on
Post by: Bugbatter on October 03, 2017, 01:39:15 PM


"...Where you go says everything about you: where you live, where you work, where you hang out, the places you visit, how often and at what time. If youíre a frequent visitor to your local hospitalís cancer clinic, Google knows. If youíre having an affair, itís in there. If youíre a courier moving large amounts of cash, that data is being shared over the internet and stored in a data centre somewhere. If youíre in the military or the police it knows where youíre stationed and, if youíre moving, your direction of travel.

Even if the data were stored anonymously (and it isnít clear if it is or not) that would be cold comfort. Anonymous data has a way of being less anonymous than you think, and the more anonymous data you have, the easier it is to unmask the individuals involved."


https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2017/10/03/the-google-tracking-feature-you-didnt-know-youd-switched-on/