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Episode 548: Project Eavesdrop

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There is a hole in mobile security that could makes tens of millions of Americans vulnerable.
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Planet Money's Steve Henn wanted to know how much someone could learn about him by just sitting back and watching his internet traffic flow by. So he invited a couple computer guys to bug his internet connection for a week.

On today's show: What they discovered, and what that tells us about security, smartphones and free WiFi.

Music: Kaiser Chiefs' "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" Find us: Twitter/ Facebook/ Spotify. Download the Planet Money iPhone App.