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"Anonymous" Location Data Problems - Computerphile

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Shared January 22, 2021

How many times have you been asked to share 'anonymous' location data? Andrea shows just how simple it can be to work out who's who.

Andrea Gadotti is a researcher in the Computational Privacy Group at Imperial College London (​)

NYT Article:

Papers referenced by Andrea:

Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility (​)

Where You Are Is Who You Are: User Identification by Matching Statistics

This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley.

Computer Science at the University of Nottingham:

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