Nothing like a little wiretapping between friends…

How SilverPush uses your smartphone to spy on you:

“When the Center for Democracy in Technology (CDT) first raised the alarm about SilverPush last November, the internet reacted by being predictably angry and creeped out. The CDT elaborated on the technology’s implications, saying:

“For example, a company could see that a user searched for sexually transmitted disease (STD) symptoms on her personal computer, looked up directions to a Planned Parenthood on her phone, visits a pharmacy, then returned to her apartment… While previously the various components of this journey would be scattered among several services, cross-device tracking allows companies to infer that the user received treatment for an STD. The combination of information across devices not only creates serious privacy concerns, but also allows for companies to make incorrect and possibly harmful assumptions about individuals.”

Read the rest here:

http://www.engadget.com/2016/03/25/advertisings-hottest-surveillance-software-silverpush/

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