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At the risk of sounding “paranoid”…..actually, with Barry, there is no such thing as “sounding paranoid”. YOU CAN’T TRUST HIM (or Komrad Erik, or Nappy-baby, or…..). HOW DO WE KNOW BARRY AND ERIK AND NAPPY-BABY AREN’T ALREADY DOING THIS HERE?!? In London, you walk by a recycle bin (they call them “pods”), YOU GET TRACKED BY YOUR CELL PHONE by a little electronic device implanted IN THE BIN! Kinda makes you wonder NOW every time WE walk by a recycle bin….or a trash bin….or a vending machine….or……

At the risk of sounding “paranoid”…..actually, with Barry, there is no such thing as “sounding paranoid”.  YOU CAN’T TRUST HIM (or Komrad Erik, or Nappy-baby, or…..).  HOW DO WE KNOW BARRY AND ERIK AND NAPPY-BABY AREN’T ALREADY DOING THIS HERE?!?  In London, you walk by a recycle bin (they call them “pods”), YOU GET TRACKED BY YOUR CELL PHONE by a little electronic device implanted IN THE BIN!  Kinda makes you wonder NOW every time WE walk by a recycle bin….or a trash bin….or a vending machine….or……

“City of London calls halt to smartphone tracking bins”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23665490

“Renew London had fitted devices into 12 “pods”, which feature LCD advertising screens, to collect footfall data by logging nearby phones.

…the devices had only recorded “extremely limited, encrypted, aggregated and anonymised data” and that the current technology was just being used to monitor local footfall, in a similar way as a web page monitors traffic.

He added that more capabilities could be developed in the future, but that the public would be made aware of any changes.”

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By Doug

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