Google Latitude's History Dashboard Just Got A Bit Smarter and Creepier

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Despite the fact that it's opt-in and has decent privacy settings, I find Google Latitude's location history dashboard a bit creepy. It now gives step-by-step views of where I've been and even knows how many total miles I've traveled.

I will admit that the little feature that explains how many miles one has traveled in terms of distance from the moon is neat though:

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You can enable location history in your Latitude settings, but keep in mind that this is still an experimental feature and not entirely flawless. [TechCrunch]

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Jesus, what's with everyone's phobia of public information? Facebook, Google, etc....

OH NOT GOOGLE TOOK PICTURES OF MY HOUSE FROM THE STREET, THEY ARE VIOLATING MY PRIVACY, MAYBE SOMEONE WILL STEAL MY IDENTITY!!!

But that's a neat new feature Google has there. I personally like anything that makes my life easier, regardless of whether that information is stored in some server at Google HQ