You are a mobile sensor package!

“You are aware of the fact that somebody can know where you are at all times, because you carry a mobile device, even if that mobile device is turned off,” he said. “You know this, I hope? Yes? Well, you should.”

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/20/cia-gus-hunt-big-data_n_2917842.html

That is a quote from the chief technical officer for the Central Intelligence Agency regarding the electronic devices we all carry around.  If there was ever anything that creeped me out enough to consider throwing away my cell phone and turning my iPad into a modern art sculpture using a blow torch this would definitely be it.  I don’t want these freaks tracking my every move, its bad enough I have to carry around a cell phone and laptop essentially 24×7 when I am on-call for work, but the idea of some giant server computing all of my whereabouts and possibly making decisions that could directly impact me based on that data is disturbing.

 

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