Thu April 28, 2011
NPR Story

Your Smartphone Is Tracking You, But Don't Worry

Critics are up in arms since learning that the Apple iPhone keeps records of everywhere the mobile devices go. Technological tracking, in general, has increased as mobile devices, GPS systems, and Internet services such as Facebook and Amazon.com find new ways to gather and use consumer data. Host Michel Martin speaks with Sree Sreenivasan, dean of Student Affairs and Digital Media Professor at Columbia Journalism School. He says this tracking is neither new nor necessarily bad.