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Online Maps Reveal Secrets - Should Enterprises Worry?

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by Ron Exler
Online Maps Enterprises

What is Happening?

News reports this week revealed some unintended consequences of personal but publicly available mapping data, specifically how a fitness app made a map available aggregating user activity, which also happened to unintentionally reveal locations and behavioral patterns of U.S. military personnel. Meanwhile, much less publicized - but much more important in many ways - is an early January publication of vulnerabilities of certain location-tracking devices. We expect instances like these to not only continue but also to increase in number and volume, highlighting the urgent need for meaningful discussions about the Internet of Things, location privacy, and national security.

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