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This Week in Cybercrime: “Anonymized” Cellphone Tracking Data is Pure Fiction: Plus: Spam-In-a-Blanket

Anonymizing Cellphone Tracking Data Doesn’t Work Earlier this month, we highlighted a Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) report revealing that up-to-the-minute information on where people are is becoming a big quarry for cybercriminals. Though that report focused on thieves using malware-laced apps to acquire the location data, researchers from MIT and the Universite Catholique de Louvain in Belgium recently found that anonymized mobile phone location data—the kind that police and other legal authorities might demand from a wireless carrier—can easily be used to home in on the identity of a single cellphone user . The American and Belgian team, which looked at 15 months of anonymized mobile phone data for about 1.5 million European users, found that they could identify 95 percent of them from just four data points. The data points are generated when a handset periodicall...

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