location data

location data

Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles

Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
privacy

What A-GPS Data Is (and Why Wireless Carriers Most Definitely Shouldn’t Be Selling It)

A Motherboard investigation found that telecom companies are selling their customers' "assisted GPS" data, which is intended for first responders answering 911 calls.
Karl Bode
2.7.19
privacy

We Could Easily Stop Location Data Scandals, But We Cower to Lobbyists Instead

Your daily habits are collected, sold, and abused by a universe of shady middlemen—and the government couldn’t care less.
Karl Bode
1.10.19
OpSec

How to Scrub GPS Data from Your Photos

A guide to not doxxing at-risk animal species (yourself included).
Asia Murphy
10.26.17
location location location

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy

Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person’s cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation.
Stephen Vladeck
6.16.17
GPS

How Taxis Can Double as City-Wide Traffic Sensors

As part of a city's transit infrastructure, taxi data can monitor the pulse of traffic.
Jordan Pearson
10.27.14
security

Your Phone's Hardware Can Reveal Your Identity Even If Your Data Is Safe

Your "sensor fingerprint" is every bit as unique as your data.
Jordan Pearson
8.11.14
Motherboard Blog

How We Could Build "Utopia" Based on Real-Time Location Data

Turns out checking out where we check in, on Foursquare or whatever, might be the key to designing all the cities of the Future Present.
Brian Anderson
9.12.13