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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:55 PM

Authoritarian Surveillance for Christmas

This isn't a Russian disinformation scare tactic. It's our 3rd world-caliber unregulated tech industry:

‘Our jaws hit the floor’: Why a shocking new report on cellphone tracking is absolutely terrifying

December 20, 2019 By Common Dreams

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/our-jaws-hit-the-floor-why-a-shocking-new-report-on-cellphone-tracking-is-absolutely-terrifying/

The New York Times‘ on Thursday sparked calls for congressional action by publishing the first article in its “One Nation, Tracked” series, an investigation into smartphone tracking based on a data set with over 50 billion location pings from the devices of more than 12 million people in the United States.

The data, from 2016 and 2017, “was provided to Times Opinion by sources who asked to remain anonymous because they were not authorized to share it and could face severe penalties for doing so,” explained reporters Stuart A. Thompson and Charlie Warzel. “The sources of the information said they had grown alarmed about how it might be abused and urgently wanted to inform the public and lawmakers.”

Readers and fellow journalists quickly turned to social media to draw attention to the reporting. Laura Rosenberger, director of the Alliance for Securing Democracy, tweeted: “This is the most important article you should read today. Period.”

Aaron Zitner of the Wall Street Journal concurred, writing on Twitter: “This is surely the most consequential piece of journalism published today, and its presentation is the highest form of storytelling. Think of what an authoritarian state is already doing with this technology.”

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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:56 PM

1. K&R

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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:35 PM

3. And the implication? Not a creature was stirring, except the fizzle and pop of surveillance systems

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