Mobile app
Tracks and visualises your mobile geo-location data.

Basic info

OpenPaths is an app that enables you to track, visualise and manage your mobile geo-location data. You can import and download your personal location information in different formats, which gives you a glimpse of what companies and governments who have access to this data see. OpenPaths also shows you your positional data, which might reveal information about the patterns of your life, such as where and when you work, where your partner lives, where you go shopping and even how fast you drive. Moreover, OpenPaths enables you to encrypt your geo-location data on its servers and allows you to manage who can access it.


Tool type: Mobile app
Ease of use: Easy to install, configure, maintain and troubleshoot.
Open source: No
Encryption support: Data can be encrypted on their servers.
Benefits: OpenPaths enables you to understand what geo-location data your mobile devices are collecting about you and teaches you how to manage that data.
Limitations: OpenPaths bears no responsibility for any harm to your computer system, loss or corruption of data, or other harm that might result from your access to or use of the site, content, data or services. Also passwords can't be recovered if they are forgotten.
Independent code audit: "None that we know of"
Cost: Free of charge, but registration is required
Languages: English
Compatibility: Android 2.1 and later, iOS 4.0 and later
Developed by: Research and Development Lab at the New York Times Company
Version as of this writing: Android 1.4, iOS 1.1 
Website: OpenPaths

Last updated: 7 March 2016

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