A priest’s phone location data outed his private life. It could happen to you

Source: Heather Kelly, Washington Post (Paid Registration)

Right now, your smartphone is likely filled with apps that are collecting details about you, including your age, gender, political leanings, GPS data or browsing habits.

“Consumers don’t really have the tools to be able to protect themselves,” said Serge Egelman, of the Usable Security and Privacy Group at the International Computer Science Institute. “Once the data leaves the device, there’s no way of knowing what’s actually going to happen to it, what other third parties will receive it. … There’s no knowledge of how the data will be used by anyone.”

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