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Bluetooth May Bite

2:50 PM -- More wireless paranoia from New Scientist:

    Bluetooth, a wireless link built into many cellphones, makes our movements trackable by anyone equipped with a PC and an appropriate receiver. Vassilis Kostakos at the University of Bath in the UK placed four Bluetooth receivers in the city's centre. Over four months, his team tracked 10,000 Bluetooth phones and was able to "capture and analyse people's encounters" in pubs, streets and shops.
Wait. They were able to "analyse people's encounters"? Kinda creepy. But it could be useful. Send me some better pick-up lines, Vassilis, would ya'?

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