Here’s What TfL Learned From Tracking Your Phone On the Tube

This four week period was merely a pilot project – baby steps to test the water and see what could be learned – as well as, presumably, what the backlash would be like once passengers know that TfL is hoovering up data from phones whether they are connected to TfL’s Virgin Media Wifi network or not. Wisely, it was accompanied by a publicity campaign which included posters in stations and articles in the Metro – so that passengers could at least be informed that it is happening, rather than being horrified several months later when somebody spills the beans.

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