Mobile ad technique allows stalkers to follow you around a city for less than $1000


Originally published at:


At what demographic do you raise that to say $5k?


Jeeze. Talk about an evil MAID attack…

(Incidentally, can we agree that whoever first implemented the idea of making the ‘advertising ID’ an OS-provided feature be be sentenced to full strength commercial surveillance, results available for the amusement of the public, for the rest of their life?)


See? When the demand for a service is great enough, the good old Invisible Hand will find a way to bring the price way down!


I got to the point where it said “So the target would have to have a certain app open on his/her phone, so that the ad would be displayed…” and like that, my alert level dropped down into the noise. What the headline screams, the body text snuffs out.


Won’t make following me around any more interesting tho

closed #7

This topic was automatically closed after 5 days. New replies are no longer allowed.