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Just add Amazon to the slew of companies monitoring people without consent

Written by Nick Dinsmoor

September 30, 2019

Just add Amazon to the slew of companies monitoring people without consent

Amazon’s new mesh network could enable the company to track your phone’s location, even if you don’t use its Wi-Fi or products. Privacy watchdogs are now sounding the alarm about what this means for unsuspecting individuals. According to experts, “If you’re in range of a wireless network owned by Amazon, the company could receive information like your device’s MAC address, a unique identifier assigned to each device.” Although this may seem innocent enough for now, Amazon has yet to announce what sort of data it will be tracking with this new network or who will have access to this data.

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