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Yesterday, The New York Times exposed in chilling detail how smartphones now mean practically anyone can be precisely tracked and identified in real time without their knowledge or permission. Today, the publication is driving that home with a particularly stunning example: tracking the President of the United States using the movements of his Secret Service agents, and other government officials, too.
New: Today’s piece from @stuartathompson and me is about the national security risks in smartphone tracking. No one is exempt. Not even @realDonaldTrump. It took minutes to find a phone that we believe belonged to a Secret Service agent traveling w/ Trump. https://t.co/NaT0hAtYdO pic.twitter.com/Bq1BtzYw7K
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) D…