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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

University Study Tracks Cell Phone Users; Ethics Questioned

Northeastern University carried out a study on cell phone users abroad to investigate their patterns of movement, and the results are both interesting, and disturbing. Ethics experts note that the users did not know they were being tracked, and did not consent to being part of the study. The study was funded by the U.S. Navy; a Navy ethics review board did review the study before it was funded. Read more here. Here's a response from the University's Public Relations department.

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