View Full Version : Cell phone users outside U.S. secretly tracked

06-04-2008, 04:29 PM
Researchers secretly tracked the locations of 100,000 people outside the United States through their cell phone use and concluded that most people rarely stray more than a few miles from home.

The first-of-its-kind study by Northeastern University raises privacy and ethical questions for its monitoring methods, which would be illegal in the United States.

It also yielded somewhat surprising results that reveal how little people move around in their daily lives. Nearly three-quarters of those studied mainly stayed within a 20-mile-wide circle for half a year.


06-05-2008, 06:58 AM
In another Northeastern study with a surprising discoverey, 75% of people are employed within a 20 mile wide circle of their home.