Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), is fighting against cellphone apps that track location data -- and can be used for stalking. But innovation experts worry shutting down apps that ask for your information might do more harm than good.
Big data: How cellphones help track diseases
The same type of data used by the NSA to track terrorists can be used by public health researchers to combat the spread of diseases.
How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya
By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective. One day, the data may help guide alert systems for phones that remind travelers to use bed nets.
How to stop your cellphone company from tracking you
Remember that huge 'supercookie' controversy from last year? Cell phone companies AT&T and Verizon caught lots of heat because they were both using a so-called 'supercookie.' T
Here's How Well Georgia Complies With Stay-At-Home Order
Cellphone tracking data shows how Georgia is doing at staying at home to contain the coronavirus compared to the nation as a whole.
How Chicago Police Convinced Courts to Let Them Track Cellphones Without a Warrant
The Chicago Police Department has acquired and used several varieties of advanced cellphone trackers since at least 2005, often without a warrant.
Why the Supreme Court Cellphone Ruling Is a Really Big Deal
The Supreme Court ruling on cellphone privacy could have far reaching implications for digital privacy issues like cellphone tracking and NSA surveillance.
In Taiwan, the pandemic is playing out very differently. What does life look like?
Cellphones tracked, restaurants with X's taped on every other chair, thermometers to enter a building. Taiwan shows that the post-virus normal is different.
Lawyers plan challenge to arrests based on secret cellphone tracking
Defense lawyers in Baltimore are examining nearly 2,000 cases in which the police secretly used powerful cellphone tracking devices, and they plan to ask judges to throw out “a large number” of criminal convictions as a result.
Boston police use of cellphone tracking devices without warrants raises questions
A cellphone tracking technology under legal challenge in a handful of states has been used for seven years by Boston police without court-ordered search warrants for its own investigations and on behalf of other law enforcement agencies, according to documents obtained through public records requests.
How to stop cellphone apps from tracking you and selling your information
Privacy experts say the best way to stop your cellphone from tracking you is to simply turn location services off. "There are apps you may have installed, you haven't opened for a year, but those apps are still collecting data," explains Patrick Jackson with the cyber protection firm Disconnect. He says the reality is our phones are always telling on us. Jackson warns your phone number may be more dangerous than a stolen social security number.
Look how far Amanda the sea turtle is from Juno Beach!
These devices attached to sea turtle shells allow researchers to track them (Photo/Lannis Waters) Amanda, the 300-pound sea turtle released June 11 in front of 300 cheering fans in Juno Beach, has swam about 2,500 miles and she is off the coast of Sagua La Grande, Cuba, according to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Officials know the loggerhead’s location thanks to a cellphone-sized tracking device attached to her reddish-brown shell. The gadget is designed to fall off after...
Hilder: HPD needs to explain how tracking devices work
From cellphone tracking to police body cameras, transparency is necessary to protect privacy, citizens The Houston Police Department needs to be transparent and accountable to Houstonians regarding its policies, training and current protocol as it relates to the use of technologies that track phone calls and record actions of citizens. The StingRay technology - and City Council just last week approved another $495,000 for this equipment…