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If you still aren’t convinced Big Brother can see you, here’s where Trump has gone

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Smartphone location tracking is getting out of hand

Image: Alex Castro / The Verge

Yesterday, The New York Times exposed in chilling detail how smartphones now mean practically anyone can be precisely tracked and identified in real time without their knowledge or permission. Today, the publication is driving that home with a particularly stunning example: tracking the President of the United States using the movements of his Secret Service agents, and other government officials, too.

Frankly, it may be more troubling that they could follow and identify Secret Service agents and other figures than Trump himself. After all, the President’s schedule is often made public and he’s well-protected, but who’s watching the watchers? Anyone who has access to the same data as the NYT, apparently — data that’s being harvested and sold completely legally right now, as far as we know.

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