Discussion: A team of researchers at iPhone Tracker recently discovered that iPhones and 3G-enabled iPads appear to be tracking and storing data about their users’ whereabouts without their knowledge. Although most cell phone providers collect similar data as part of their operations, it is kept behind a firewall and normally requires a court order to… Read more »
Posts Tagged: GPS
Online photos: Are they the new digital fingerprint?
Discussion: Digital photos on the Web may contain information revealing where and when the shot was taken and might even lead to the identification of the faces in the photo. Coye Cheshire, A UC Berkeley professor, is researching people’s perceptions of the pictures they post online and he’s learning that people tend to perceive a… Read more »
Facebook, Twitter and Groupon: The Next Economy or the Next Tech Bubble?
Discussion: Beverly Macy, technology writer and author of The Power of Real-Time Social Media Marketing, discusses the rise of social media and whether it’s a mainstream, revenue-generating business or the next dot.com crash. While companies like Facebook and Groupon are indeed making money, what’s concerning is the amount of money chasing the next big thing… Read more »
We Need to Reclaim Our Private Spaces
Social scientist Sherry Turkle discusses her hopes for society’s use of technology over the next 30 years. She is the author of Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other Source: Discovermagazine.com Date: October 2010 Link: http://discovermagazine.com/2010/oct/13-sherry-turkle-need-to-reclaim-private-spaces
Business Link – Location-Based M-Commerce Service
Description: Link to Business Link article for expanding discussion related to Location Based Services & Commerce. Source: Business Link Link: http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?type=RESOURCES&itemId=1075386967 Discussion Questions: Compare & contrast LBS to GPS technology.
InfoWeek – AT&T Enterprise GPS
Description: AT&T is teaming with TeleNav to beef up its enterprise global positioning system services, and it is offering a service that enables companies to track and monitor their vehicle fleets with embedded units. The carrier said it was offering TeleNav Vehicle Tracker as part of its enterprise mobility services. Once installed,… Read more »