British officials tell ad firm to stop using hi-tech trash cans to monitor smartphone users
0. phoneArena 13 Aug 2013, 03:19 posted on
Officials in Britain have asked an advertising firm to stop using hi-tech trash cans to monitor smartphone usage in the country's financial district; the Renew ad firm has been using these hi-tech trash receptacles to measure Wi-Fi signals used by smartphone users. The data picked up by the ad firm includes each handset's serial number and signal strength...
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1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3717; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)
Hey Alan you made a typo for officials.
3. Alan01 (Posts: 355; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
I guess I had something in my i's.
2. Alexa (Posts: 20; Member since: 24 Oct 2008)
data snooping..everybody seems to be doing this these days without getting permission from the public. This is violation of the right to privacy...
4. BattleBrat (Posts: 1432; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Trash cans too!? Is nothing sacred anymore!?!
5. darkkjedii (Posts: 19814; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Wowwww PRIVACY is now spelled PUBLICLY
6. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)
Who needs triangulation and GPS estimations when you can be pinpointed by a trash can you just passed by just like a "checkpoint" ? NSA would LOVE that idea, that is, if the trash cans in the US didn't have that already, of course.
What's next, spy pigeons? Targeted ads on your toilet?