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Patented Technology Cloaks Location on Mobile Devices to Protect Privacy

The occasional search may be fine, but an Iowa State University researcher says repeatedly pinpointing our location reveals information about our identity, which may be sold or shared with others. It is a problem Ying Cai, an associate professor of computer science, recognized more than a decade ago when he first started working on a solution, and it has only gotten worse.

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