BuzzFeed “Hidden Beacons” Story Gets It Almost Totally Wrong

by Greg Sterling
There’s a lot that the media get wrong when covering location and privacy. A recent example of that is BuzzFeed’s inflammatory story about “hidden” tracking devices in some of New York City’s phone booths. The story was widely picked up and plays into the “surveillance state” meme that has persisted since the NSA-Snowden revelations.Read the full article