A swarm of captured mobiles, with one showing the places it has checked in. (Photo: Branger_Briz)

Hackers Map the Travels of Passers-By in Eye-Catching Art Installation

It has taken a little know-how to listen in on the secrets shouted by mobile phones until recently. The creative agency Branger_Briz collaborated with computational artist Brannon Dorsey to create Probe Kit, software that makes it easy to convince passing mobiles to connect via wifi and maps of other places those devices have connected. The team plans to release the open source software across platforms shortly.

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