RSA: Geolocation shows just how dead privacy is

Where you are says a lot about what you do, what you think, what you believe and how you live. And data about all of that is being collected from our mobile devices

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A regular refrain within the online security community is that privacy is dead.

David Adler’s talk at RSA Tuesday, titled “Where you are is who you are: Legal trends in geolocation privacy and security,” was about one of the major reasons it is so, so dead.

To paraphrase Adler, founder of the Adler Law Group, it is not so much that in today’s connected world there is a single, malevolent Big Brother watching you. It’s that there are dozens, perhaps hundreds, of “little brothers” eagerly watching you so they can sell you stuff more effectively. Collectively, they add up to an increasingly omniscient big brother.

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