Your data is valuable. Everything you do online and everywhere you go with your phone is tracked. And there’s a robust market for that data, a market that lets governments and private individuals purchase reams of your personal data.
What if the CDC wanted to track people’s phones to see if they’re obeying Covid-19 lockdown orders? They can do that.
What about a private individual paying to track the whereabouts of groups of people who visited Planned Parenthood? Also possible.
On this episode of Cyber, Motherboard Senior Staff Writer Joseph Cox comes on to discuss SafeGraph and the data it’s selling to anyone who is willing to pay.
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