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 August 13, 2013  Non-U.S., Surveillance

Bill Chappell reports:

The city of London has ordered a company to cease tracking the cellphones of pedestrians who pass its recycling bins, which also double as kiosks showing video advertisements. The bins logged data about any Wi-Fi-enabled device that passed within range.

The company, called Renew, recently added the tracking technology to about a dozen of the 100 bins it had installed before London hosted the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Read more on WUFT.

Thanks to Joe Cadillic for making me aware of this one. 

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