When I worked as a computer instructor at a mental health facility
I always used to tell my students that they should
Never rob a bank with a cell phone in their pocket
Because it was being tracked. (don’t rob a bank period)
People thought that this idea was madness five years ago
But today we know that our geolocation data is carefully monitored
And saved over extended periods of time and can be
Accessed through different government agencies.
Similar information is now
Being traded and sold by private companies with darker intentions.
A company called “Kochava” is under investigation
For selling geolocation data
Which on the surface might seem benign
until you realize what this entails.
Companies could theoretically access information on your visits to;
A drug rehab clinic
A psychiatrists office
A homeless shelter…
And use this this information against you, leading to job loss and discrimination.
A far darker side of this powerful technology.