How is your telephone like a tracking collar?

We’ve all been told that our phone can reveal our location, but this interactive from Die Zeit online really clarifies that.

Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.

And yes, he had to SUE to get his own data.

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