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Is your Phone being tracked
While technology is awesome, it can certainly be scary! Thnk you Robert Siciliano for these tips to help you protect your identity. I hope you will take the time to read this post.
The owner of your favorite restaurant may be tracking your every move—via your smartphone. Not because he’s a snoop, but because he believes knowing when and where you go for entertainment will benefit his business.
And how did he pull this caper off? There’s are companys out there, that place sensors in businesses within a confined location to track shoppers as they ambulate about town.
The sensors track signals emitted from Wi-Fi-enabled mobiles. The mobile-user’s movements in daily life create a profile of that user. Gee, how invasive is that?
The business owners with these sensors justify the invasion by using the profile knowledge to promote their business. But are you cool with that?
Another sensor technology analyzes actual foot traffic patterns onsite. Large retailers you visit sometimes have these sensors, following your every move in the store. They might know if you are pregnant, have the flu or have a hot date that night. They will send you offers based on your needs. Some say this ... more
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