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EFF to Warn About Mobile Device Tracking at FTC

Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen Will Speak at Wednesday Conference
PRESS RELEASE
February 18, 2014
Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen Will Speak at Wednesday Conference

Washington, D.C. - Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen will warn attendees at a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) conference Wednesday that most people don't realize the current extent of mobile device tracking and just how sensitive cell phone location data can be. The conference is set for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, February 17 at the FTC Conference Center.

"The ability for marketers and others to recognize where a particular device is located is actually an unintended consequence of technologies like wifi," said Schoen. "It's not a designed-in feature – it's something that people are taking advantage of, and it should be viewed as a security problem and fixed."

WHAT:
FTC Spring Privacy Series: Mobile Device Tracking

WHEN:
Wednesday, February 17
10 a.m.

WHERE:
FTC Conference Center
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

WHO:
Senior Staff Technologist Seth Schoen
Electronic Frontier Foundation

For the full FTC announcement:
http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/events-calendar/2014/02/spring-privacy-series-mobile-device-tracking

Contact:

Rebecca Jeschke
   Media Relations Director
   Electronic Frontier Foundation
   press@eff.org

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