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‘Wifi Whisperer’ Siphons Your Data in the Creepiest Way Possible

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Jun
2016
‘Wifi Whisperer’ Siphons Your Data in the Creepiest Way Possible

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If you’re connected to a wireless network, odds are high that little bits of data are trickling out of your device like water from a leaky faucet. “Our phones leak data in a bunch of different ways,” says artist Kyle McDonald. “Sometimes it’s really insidious or unexpected.”

Recently at Moogfest, a music and technology festival in Durham, N.C., McDonald with the help of fellow artist Surya Mattu created an installation called WiFi Whisperer that called attention to all that data your phone is giving away for free.

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