Posts Tagged ‘Google

Since the World As We Knew It morphed from Dalí painting to disaster movie last year, there has been a subdued but detectable undertone to the ever-present anxiety. Though many people contemplate the future with fear and dread, a few are feeling excited. The stress is stimulating them, and I don’t mean government stimulus, I mean [...]

17 Feb, 2009

Latitude about where?

Posted by: Marian Salzman In: privacy| radical transparency

Recently there’s been some outrage over the launch of Google’s location-tracking Latitude service, which works with Google Maps. Users sign up, install the app on their mobile device and track their friends or ping their own location to a select group. So what’s the problem?
 
The prospect of being tracked makes some people antsy—shades of “1984”’s [...]