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A colleague of mine is attending a conference this week where attendees are 'required' to install an app to their personal phones so that they can get the latest updates to changes to the conference agenda.

No doubt this is a data-mining platform marketed to conference organizers who probably don't have much of a clue what the real value add is for the app creator.

I have strongly encouraged them to not install the 'app'.

I get the average person and majority in general won’t do this. Just wondering. if you don’t give the app any permissions. And only open it once or twice the entire time. Does it have any real effect on your privacy?

Guessing that conference isnt Data Security 2020. I really hope it isn't anyway.

I'd bring old Nokia and ask if the venue supports it.

What if you don't have a cellphone?

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