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Strava Fitness App Shares Secret Army Base Locations
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Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
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1/29/2018 | 11:16:54 PM
Sharing data
Realistically, they're either making it public, or they're selling it directly to government agencies. ( See, e.g., this from recent headlines about license-plate location data: theverge.com/2018/1/26/16932350/ice-immigration-customs-license-plate-recognition-contract-vigilant-solutions ).

We'll see how things change with GDPR, but realistically the best solution is to do what you can to share little with companies to begin with.
BrianN060
BrianN060,
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1/30/2018 | 12:49:09 PM
Re: Sharing data
@JoeS: "...realistically the best solution is to do what you can to share little with companies to begin with."  That sound advice, worded many different ways, can be found in every security-centric site.  Uphill battle, though, given a population addicted to always online, sharing and comparing. 
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 1:52:06 PM
Re: Sharing data
@Brian: For my own part, I've accepted that various information about me is going to be readily accessible online -- particularly because of the nature of my work.

That said, via my writing, my social presences (which I manage by assuming anyone or just about anyone can read what I put -- regardless of my restrictions), etc., I work to consciously control the flow of information to mitigate things.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
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1/30/2018 | 7:38:04 PM
Army location
One thing I am sure everybody knows where the army stations are and where the soldiers practice. You do not need tracking app for that.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
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1/30/2018 | 7:39:31 PM
Re: Sharing data
Realistically, they're either making it public, or they're selling it directly to government agencies. Interesting idea. Would government agencies not have the data already?
Dr.T
Dr.T,
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1/30/2018 | 7:42:17 PM
Re: Sharing data
Uphill battle, though, given a population addicted to always online, sharing and comparing. This is a good point. Sharing and comparing is ok but if for sensitive location then we end up with these problems.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:44:01 PM
Re: Sharing data
I've accepted that various information about me is going to be readily accessible online -- particularly because of the nature of my work. That is true, it is the same for many of us, we can share willingly since it is not sensitive data.
Dr.T
Dr.T,
User Rank: Ninja
1/30/2018 | 7:45:36 PM
Re: Sharing data
I work to consciously control the flow of information to mitigate things. I do the same, if I feel it is not suppose to be shared with anyone that information does not end up in the internet for me.
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
1/31/2018 | 8:04:54 AM
Re: Sharing data
@Dr.T: There are more checks and balances on gathering data on citizens directly rather than purchasing it from companies. (See, e.g., that URL from the other comment.)
Joe Stanganelli
Joe Stanganelli,
User Rank: Ninja
2/1/2018 | 12:00:57 PM
Re: Sharing data
@Dr.T: More to the point, I've also found that, for people who engage and share practically nil online, it's much easier to find information out about them online because all that's left on Google are the data harvesters and data sellers -- particularly because the people who don't engage online tend to do a poor job of protecting their privacy beyond the mentality of "Well, I'm maintaining my privacy as long as I'm no on Facebook" (as if privacy and Facebook were correlated in such a binary fashion).


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