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Ashgabat: mobile monitoring

Article on the MIT Technology Review on remote monitoring of mobile phones – recording data and phone use, battery life. Remote diagnostics is nothing new – this becomes particularly interesting when it is applied at scale, and where it can be combined with rich data such as location, social network, and fed back into the user/device’s decision making process in real time.

Photo? A parade in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan – a country where the default assumption is that you, as a foreigner are monitored.