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By monitoring people’s mobile devices, brick-and-mortar stores can get data on foot traffic much as websites follow clicks.
It’s possible—though not always foolproof—to get embarrassing things taken down. Voluntary data-labeling standards could make it even easier.
A service called Mobilescope acts as a watchdog, alerting users when apps copy and transmit sensitive information.
Many users’ perceptions are at odds with the realities, researchers show.
Laws haven’t kept up with the company’s ability to mine its users’ data.
Your voice can be a biometric identifier, like your fingerprint. Does Apple really have to store it on its own servers?
Tech companies that make privacy mistakes can expect a lawsuit.