Not only is your phone tracking you, the company is storing the information as well. Be sure and check out the interactive map link.
I had just read that Google had more or less settled with the FTC regarding the sharing of private information. Story here at Cnet . I was about to opine that there must be some Republicans left on this Commision. I was on the track to do a post so I went to one of my favorite sites, EFC. What I came upon is this one. Scary dude stuff. Here tis a piece of it:
Your cell phone company knows everywhere you go, twenty-four hours a day, every day. How concrete is this fact for you?
It’s very concrete for Malte Spitz, a German politician and privacy advocate. He used German privacy law — which, like the law of many European countries, gives individuals a right to see what private companies know about them — to force his cell phone carrier to reveal what it knew about him. The result? 35,831 different facts about his cell phone use over the course of six months. As the German newspaper website Zeit Online reports:
This profile reveals when Spitz walked down the street, when he took a train, when he was in an airplane. It shows where he was in the cities he visited. It shows when he worked and when he slept, when he could be reached by phone and when was unavailable. It shows when he preferred to talk on his phone and when he preferred to send a text message. It shows which beer gardens he liked to visit in his free time. All in all, it reveals an entire life.
To show just how extensive this data is, Spitz chose to make it all available to the public; Zeit Online used it to prepare a remarkable interactive map, which animates Spitz’s movements, moment by moment, over the course of half a year. It’s correlated with information Spitz willingly posted on the web, and, according to him and the newspaper, is remarkably, eerily accurate. Try it out. Full story here: Electronic Frontier Foundation