“Yandex” has learned to spy on the users


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The company “Yandex” learned to determine the level of user revenues. With the corresponding document of the company examined by “news”.

It is noted that “Yandex” has registered a patent “System and method of determining the income of the user of the mobile device.” With this technology, the company will be able to learn the profession of the user and his income — it is assumed that this device would analyze the GPS data, ambient noise and a set of third party applications on the smartphone.

To collect data the company can use applications such as “Yandex.Taxi”, Google.Maps, “Yandex.Cards”, “Yandex.Mail” Uber, “Yandex.Search, Yandex.Money”, Gmail and others. Technology can be used to personalize advertising, but experts fear that it will be used in industrial espionage or will provide on request of the security services.

Experts say that technology will be able to accurately determine the specialty of the user. According to the rector of Academy of labor and social relations Alexander Safonov, mislead maybe the geolocation (data from sensors devices nurses and the doctor will be about the same), in addition, the income can reach a huge scatter in some professions.

“Even the exact knowledge of the monthly income says nothing about the possibilities: a person may spend only on himself and to support his wife, children, parents,” — said Safonov.

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