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Malte Spitz:
Your phone company is watching

TEDGlobal 2012 · 9:56 · Filmed Jun 2012

What kind of data is your cell phone company collecting? Malte Spitz wasn’t too worried when he asked his operator in Germany to share information stored about him. Multiple unanswered requests and a lawsuit later, Spitz received 35,830 lines of code — a detailed, nearly minute-by-minute account of half a year of his life.

Politician and Data Activist
Malte Spitz asked his cell phone carrier what it knew about him—and mapped what he found out. Full bio