Green party politician Malte Spitz sued to have German telecoms giant Deutsche Telekom hand over six months of his phone data that he then made available to ZEIT ONLINE. We combined this geolocation data with information relating to his life as a politician, such as Twitter feeds, blog entries and websites, all of which is all freely available on the internet.
By pushing the play button, you will set off on a trip through Malte Spitz’s life. The speed controller allows you to adjust how fast you travel, the pause button will let you stop at interesting points. In addition, a calendar at the bottom shows when he was in a particular location and can be used to jump to a specific time period. Each column corresponds to one day.
Phi Beta Iota: Good news is that NSA processes less than 5% of what it collects, and they “see” all this only if a) you have a constant phone presence and b) for any of a million reasons, you are one of the 100,000 people living in the USA who is on the special interest list. More good news: all of this will one day be possible via an Autonomous Internet with opt in and opt out, full trust, and the ability for all stakeholders to leverage all data as they see fit, to including daily votes against their elected representatives on any given point.