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Mobile Devices and Location Privacy: Where Do We Go from Here?
November/December 2011 (vol. 9 no. 6)
pp. 61-62
Tara Whalen, Carleton University
The eruption of concern over mobile device tracking has led to important public debate over location privacy. These cases demonstrate a lack of transparency in mobile systems, with users in the dark about how companies collect and use their location information.

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Index Terms:
location privacy, mobile devices, privacy principles, transparency
Citation:
Tara Whalen, "Mobile Devices and Location Privacy: Where Do We Go from Here?," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 9, no. 6, pp. 61-62, Nov.-Dec. 2011, doi:10.1109/MSP.2011.168
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