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RSA: Geolocation shows just how dead privacy is

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 2, 2016.

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    A regular refrain within the online security community is that privacy is dead.

    David Adler’s talk at RSA Tuesday, titled “Where you are is who you are: Legal trends in geolocation privacy and security,” was about one of the major reasons it is so, so dead.

    To paraphrase Adler, founder of the Adler Law Group, it is not so much that in today’s connected world there is a single, malevolent Big Brother watching you. It’s that there are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of “little brothers” eagerly watching you so they can sell you stuff more effectively. Collectively, they add up to an increasingly omniscient big brother.

    “Everything is gathering location data – apps, mobile devices and platforms that you use,” he said. “Often it is being done without your knowledge or consent.

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