It’s increasingly difficult to do anything on your phone nowadays without sharing your geolocation information. Certain Snapchat filters, Facebook status updates, Instagrams, and even text messages are all potentially tied to geolocation data. It’s relatively simple for app developers to build in geolocation…
Here’s another reason to turn geotagging off: Police say a burglary suspect arrested in California last week used Instagram and Facebook’s geotagged posts to track his targets and steal their underwear.
The world woke up Monday morning to yet more unsettling news about how the NSA is spying on people. This time, though, the repercussions are deadly.
Twitter is modern day people watching. Anytime you check it, you see what a person is thinking or doing or saying. But it's not all happening in a digital vacuum, they're on break at work tweeting about their boss, they're outside a hospital tweeting about their day, they're somewhere tweeting about something. This…
How much information does a phone company collect on you? Given that they know which tower your phone pings every time you use it, try "all of it." That's what one German politician discovered when he sued his carrier, Deutsche Telekom, for all of the data they'd archived for six months of his cellphone usage.
The Garmin Tracker, along with the Garmin GTU 10, allows you to keep track of your kids and pets with real-time GPS tracking, navigation, and interactivity. However, though the app is free, the $200 device with service will cost you.
Twitter's adding a feature called Places which allows you to associate tweets with locations. Along with this feature, the company is also rolling out the corresponding API as well as Gowalla and Foursquare integration. [Twitter]
As we continue to engineer the perfect foods, animals, and children, scientists have figured out a way to engineer the perfect winter resort — by using software to pinpoint the best powder and mountain slopes to build them on.
Starting next week, Dell Mini 10 netbooks will get a new geolocation option—and not just to foil bad guys. It's a proper A-GPS+Wi-Fi system, complete with CoPilot navigation software and network location services from SkyHook.
Cnet's Ina Fried is covering WinHEC, Microsoft's Hardware Engineering Conference, and has discovered that Windows 7 has a new system-wide service that will offer very easily accessible geographical location services for all devices and programs. Unfortunately, their implementation seems half-baked in the security…