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Cell phone subterfuge produces nation of spies

Robert X. Cringely | Dec. 7, 2009
Location, location, location -- it's not merely the key to success in retail. It's also the key to your privacy -- or what little is left of it. And that too is rapidly disappearing, thanks to that wondrous gizmo you probably carry with you at all times: the cell phone.

I'm on board with Soghoian: We need laws that not only disclose who's watching where we go, but also giving consumers control over who else gets to know.

In the future, lawyers and the cops won't have to ask "where were you on the night of Dec. 4, 2009?" They'll know already, because they'll have your cell phone records in hand. Think about that, the next time you leave the house with your constant companion.


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