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Your smartphone location data is for sale — change your permissions right away

Do you know what happens to the location data on your smartphone? 

A new report claims the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bought location data collected from tens of millions of phones with an eye toward using it to track compliance with Covid-19 restrictions, along with other potential purposes. And as you might imagine, that’s raising some concerns about what groups are able to access the data produced by our smartphones — and what they’re planning to use that data for.

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