its about time someone
mentioned the website content owners
btw it slightly off topic but related and i wanted to make sure its seen but not forgotten, perhaps we need to keep an eye on William!
"Dr William Webb, head of research and development at the UK telecoms regulator, Ofcom, agreed that mobile phone data was still underexploited.
from this, you have to wonder if they asked for consent, even if it was for research.
"Mobile phones expose human habits
By Jonathan Fildes
Science and technology reporter, BBC News
The whereabouts of more than 100,000 mobile phone users have been tracked in an attempt to build a comprehensive picture of human movements. ..."
The new work tracked 100,000 individuals selected randomly from a sample of more than six million anonymous phone users.
Each time a participant made or received a call or text message, the location of the mobile base station relaying the data was recorded. Information was collected for six months. But, according to the researchers, a person's pattern of movement could be seen in just three."