Your Dwindling Privacy

Your phone records are for sale
“The Chicago Police Department is warning officers their cell phone records are available to anyone – for a price. Dozens of online services are selling lists of cell phone calls, raising security concerns among law enforcement and privacy experts.”

Data Mining 101: Finding Subversives with Amazon Wishlists
Although this raises some serious privacy concerns, what I found more interesting about this article was how relatively easy it is now to take data from all kinds of publicly available sources and use them to produce something like a map showing the locations of all the readers (or in this case, desire-ers) of a particular book.

(Both of these links via Bruce Schneier’s Blog.)

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