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‘Big Brother' state? Spain begins tracking mobile phones in controversial study to better public services

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Millions of Spaniards are being tracked on their mobile phones this week as part of a controversial government study designed to gather information about where citizens are traveling and when in order to “improve public services.”
The National Statistics Institute has assured people that the eight-day project is completely “anonymous” - but that hasn't stopped concerns being raised over the ‘spy state' and ‘big brother' style privacy issues.
Spain's three largest mobile phone operators - Movistar, Vodafone and Orange - are taking part in the project, and insist they are not breaking the...
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