Étiquette : geotracking (page 1 of 4)


“Around 250 bounty hunters and related businesses had access to AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint customer location data, according to documents obtained by Motherboard. The documents also show that telecom companies sold data intended to be used by 911 operators and first responders to data aggregators, who sold it to bounty hunters. The data was in some cases so accurate that a user could be tracked to specific spots inside a building.”

Source : Big Telecom Sold Highly Sensitive Customer GPS Data Typically Used for 911 Calls – Motherboard

“An idle Android device communicates with Google nearly 10 times more frequently as an Apple device communicates with Apple servers. These results highlighted the fact that Android and Chrome platforms are critical vehicles for Google’s data collection.  Again, these experiments were done on stationary phones with no user interactions. If you actually use your phone the information collection increases with Google”.
“In fact, location information constituted 35 percent of all the data samples sent to Google”.

Source : Google Data Collection research – Digital Content Next

Un trajet sportif réalisé à partir du siège de la DGSE, dans le XXe arrondissement de Paris.

“Les informations, qui pouvaient être récupérées très facilement sur le site de Polar, sont très sensibles. Obtenir l’identité, voire l’adresse de résidence, d’un officier d’une agence de renseignement ou d’un militaire déployé à l’étranger en zone sensible peut être le prélude à des mesures de rétorsion contre lui-même ou sa famille. Les informations recueillies peuvent être exploitées par un service étranger, voire compromettre sa mission si elle est remplie sous une identité d’emprunt. Elles peuvent aussi trahir l’identité de certaines sources. Les identités réelles des officiers de renseignement et de leurs sources sont des informations protégées par la loi. En France, révéler l’identité d’un officier d’un service de renseignement ou de sa source peut être puni de cinq ans de prison et de 75 000 euros d’amende”.

Source : Des centaines d’espions et de militaires identifiables à cause d’une application sportive

“Facebook has revealed all the ways it records information on users.The disclosure was made in a deluge of answers to US Congress following CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s appearance in April over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.The 229-page document contained multiple disclosures about the way Facebook collects data from people.Some were unsurprising, such as the time people spend on Facebook or whether they buy things via the site, but others shed light on the sheer scale of Facebook’s monitoring machine”.

La synthèse présentée dans l’article n’est pas surprenante, mais elle a le mérite de rappeler en peu de mots l’ampleur des moyens mis en oeuvre par Facebook pour « cibler » ses utilisateurs.

Source : Facebook is tracking you in ways you never knew — here’s the crazy amount of data it sucks up

A facial recognition camera installed at an intersection in Shanghai takes pictures of people crossing roads or offending traffic rules. A new electronic vehicle system will add to China’s ability to surveil its citizens.

“China is establishing an electronic identification system to track cars nationwide, according to records and people briefed on the matter, adding to a growing array of surveillance tools the government uses to monitor its citizens.Under the plan being rolled out July 1, a radio-frequency identification chip for vehicle tracking will be installed on cars when they are registered. Compliance will be voluntary this year but will be made mandatory for new vehicles at the start of 2019”

Source : A Chip in the Windshield: China’s Surveillance State Will Soon Track Cars – WSJ

«Tinder says it’ll wait “a while” before populating a user’s map with their visited destinations. We don’t have exact timing on when these spots will show up. The company also says it’s able to filter out places that don’t qualify as “social” spots, including doctor’s offices, banks, and where you work. It’s unclear whether users will have to manually choose to remove their work or if it’ll do so automatically».

Source : This is what Tinder’s new location-tracking feature, Places, will look like – The Verge

Facebook archives

«The harvesting of our personal details goes far beyond what many of us could imagine. So I braced myself and had a look. Want to freak yourself out? I’m going to show just how much of your information the likes of Facebook and Google store about you without you even realising it».

Source : Are you ready? This is all the data Facebook and Google have on you | Dylan Curran | Opinion | The Guardian

Global Heatmap

Source : Strava Global Heatmap

Strava - Military Base

«An interactive map posted on the Internet that shows the whereabouts of people who use fitness devices such as Fitbit also reveals highly sensitive information about the locations and activities of soldiers at U.S. military bases, in what appears to be a major security oversight»..

Source : U.S. soldiers are revealing sensitive and dangerous information by jogging – The Washington Post

«China has been building what it calls « the world’s biggest camera surveillance network ». Across the country, 170 million CCTV cameras are already in place and an estimated 400 million new ones will be installed in the next three years.Many of the cameras are fitted with artificial intelligence, including facial recognition technology. The BBC’s John Sudworth has been given rare access to one of the new hi-tech police control rooms».

Source : In Your Face: China’s all-seeing state – BBC News

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