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28 Dec 2019, 11:00am

The smartphone tracking industry has been rumbled. When will we act? | John Naughton

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Shadowy firms collect detailed data on where we go and who we meet through our apps. Yet where is the protest that would fuel change? When the history of our time comes to be written, one of the things that will puzzle historians (assuming any have survived the climate cataclysm) is why we allowed ourselves to sleepwalk into dystopia. Ever since 9/11, it’s been clear that western democracies had embarked on a programme of comprehensive monitoring of their citizenry, usually with erratic and inadequate democratic oversight. But we only began to get a fuller picture of the extent of this surveillance
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