Friday, 1 April 2011
Nowhere to run, nowhere to hide.
How would you like to be tracked today? Not just from home-to-office but everywhere.
Then, after work to the pub to have a bevvy-or-two, before arriving home with the excuse "sorry darling I had a late business appointment".
The tracking was not just during the day; it continued throughout the evening. They know exactly where you were. Every single one of those 1,440 minutes.
"They" also know how many phone calls you made; how many were incoming and how many were outgoing; how long you were on the phone; how many texts you sent and received. They even know you surfed for 2 hrs 24 minutes.
Did you enjoy the visit to the Theme Park last week? That 'Business Trip' to London - was it successful?
I realise my opening question asked how you'd mind a day of being tracked, but would you hold the same opinion if it was for a week? How about a month? Would you get paranoid if it was for all 525,600 minutes of the year?
Malte Spitz discovered he'd been tracked continuously for 6 months. The curious can follow his every location during that period from that link. But then he's lucky, because he's German.
For us in the UK, our network operators retain customers' historical locations for 12 months. And despite the date, it is NOT a wind-up.
Thanks to The Register.