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10.07.14 Rhett Jones

Titan — the outdoor advertising company responsible for placings ads on pay phone booths throughout the city and equipping hundreds of them with “beacons” that track passing cellphones — has announced that they will get rid of the controversial devices. A City Hall spokesman tells Buzzfeed that the pseudo-surveillance gizmos “will be removed over the coming days.” Gimbal, the […]

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10.06.14 Rhett Jones

Hundreds of “beacons” have been installed in phone booths throughout New York City in order to collect data from passing cellphones, bringing us one step closer to dystopian science fiction where ads follow everyone around. Titan, an advertisement placement company, uses the bluetooth enabled devices to push ads to a phone and transmit “anonymous” data to a third-party server. As […]

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