Saturday, April 28, 2012

Carrier IQ

It seems like only yesterday that I was posing questions about the social impacts of Omniscient GPS and now we find out today, that the horse has already left the barn!  Our social fabric has been Big Brotherized and we didn’t even know it until after an independent security analyst, Dan Rosbenberg, reverse engineered a program used by many major cell service providers.

Just like the lions in Kenya tagged with text messaging collars, our pockets have been carrying around devices taking down a lot more information about our lives than most of would like.  The story on CNNMoney is worth a read.

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