Software That Can Follow and Predict Your Every Move

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Spydergrrl discovered a software tool called Riot (Rapid Information Overlay Technology) that lets users both follow your movements and predict your future movements. She's got all the information as well as a video showing how it works.

We're constantly sharing online. We knowingly share information about our whereabouts when we post on social networks. And we also leave tracks behind us with all of our other online interactions whether we use the web, our cel phones or other connected devices. We send out our IP addresses into the ether when we visit websites, which are recorded by tools like web analytics software and stored on servers owned by private companies. We serve up our locations throughout the day using tools like location check-in apps, photo software and the GPS on our cel phones.

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Follow the Arrow from Maldita la hora via Flickr

Read the full story Raytheon's RIOT Software: When The Internet, Social Media and Big Data Meet, It Gets Scary at Spydergrrl.

Virginia DeBolt, BlogHer Section Editor for Tech Virginia blogs at Web Teacher and First 50 Words.


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