Nice you turned off location tracking, but…your friends & even strangers, provide a big reveal

A new research study has shown that even without location data tracking, your mobility patterns and even your future location plans can be deduced with great accuracy. The researchers from the University of Rochester analyzed three location data sets and one call data set to see what could be predicted. They found that information on people socially tied to you can provide up to 95% of what’s needed to predict your mobility – and strangers can provide as much as 85% – yikes!

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