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It's a risky situation, if you ask me. Consider the data that tools collect on us:

- location and contact history (cell phones)

- message history and address book (email, social network)

- interests/activities (calendars, event tools, feed subscriptions)

- browsing history

As an engineer, think about the evil fun you could have with that data. You could really mess somebody up if you didn't like them.

While technology makes this easier, it isn't new. You could hire a PI to follow the CEO of a competitor. You could break in and bug their offices.

None of this is legal, and if discovered there would be a legal case to answer.

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