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Expert: Maybe We Need A “Do-Not-Follow” List

GEO PRIVACY—AUSTRALIA

November 16, 2012

SBS World News reports on one privacy expert’s call for a “do-not-follow list” as location-based technologies proliferate. Mapping applications have made it possible to see 75 percent of the Earth in high-resolution images, and future technologies will use smartphone features to enable views inside of parked cars, skyscrapers, airports and shopping centers. Privacy technologies researcher Suelette Dreyfus says because laws can’t keep pace with technology, the government should take the public’s pulse. “Maybe we now need a ‘do-not-follow’ list,” Dreyfus says, where data logged is anonymous.
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