Étiquette : geotracking (Page 2 of 5)

“Netflix would’ve avoided this controversy if it had plainly told subscribers what it was doing somewhere in the app or with a notification. Instead, people discovered that Netflix was utilizing Android’s physical activity permission, which is strange behavior from a video streaming app. In some instances, it was doing this without asking users to approve the move first, as was the case for The Next Web’s Ivan Mehta. You’ve got to be transparent if you want to monitor anyone’s movements.”

Source : Netflix explains why it snuck a physical activity tracker onto some phones – The Verge


“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

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