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Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching (TED 2012)

Added on by Tom Cramond.

What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code — a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.
This sort of data collection makes me so angry and it is happening all across the world. One thing I have never been able to reconcile is the fact that while so many Americans are so against a public healthcare option (to protect their ‘freedom’), they are utterly unconcerned with the fact that ALL of the electronic data is being stored an analysed by various US security agencies. To me, this is a complete contradiction.