An anonymous reader writes: In an alternate take on the iOS "location tracking" controversy, The New York Times R&D Lab has started openpaths.cc, an initiative which promotes individuals' access to their own data. Via an upload application, participants securely store their iOS data and are given tools for mapping and conversion to common formats for their own use. Ultimately, the goal is to connect datasets to research projects in public health, epidemiology or urban planning on an opt-in basis.
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