Boffins propose Pretty Good Phone Privacy to end pretty invasive location data harvesting by telcos

Computer science boffins have devised a way to prevent the location of mobile phone users from being snarfed and sold to marketers, though the technique won’t affect targeted nation-state surveillance.

We solve something that had previously been thought impossible – achieving location privacy in mobile networks, said Paul Schmitt, an associate research scholar at the Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP) at Princeton University, told The Register.

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