Hidden cost of
becoming more apparent
Uber is collecting vast amounts of revealing private data on the travels of its clients.
As we rush headlong into the era of constant connectivity through mobile devices, the price we are paying in surrendering our privacy is coming into sharper focus.
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The failure of Congress to rein in government monitoring of phone and email records this week was really only a sideshow. The real news comes cascading from different directions.
As if we needed reminding, it was widely reported that the wildly popular ride sharing service Uber now can find out who sleeps with whom in real time. But it is just the tip of the iceberg; our whereabouts are constantly monitored by our cell phones that leave a trail of breadcrumbs for anyone so inclined to follow.
Then we learn that the next generation of sensors is being designed not only to monitor our whereabouts, but even our altitude.
How high are you?