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Cell phone – the new tool for data collection

 Researchers can garner vast amounts of information bearing on pollution, epidemics, transportation, from cameras, audio recorders and other applications built into cell phones, cheaply and efficiently. But how to get mobile users to cooperate? “We can ‘soft control’ users with gaming or social network incentives to drive them where we want them,” said study co-author Fabian Bustamante of Northwestern University. ...

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