onsdag den 18. februar 2009

Google Latitude’s Implications

Google kunne i denne uge fortælle at over 1.000.000 brugere havde hentet Google Latitude ... Gad vide nu de 1.000.000 brugere nu har styr på de 999.999 andre brugere ? 

Google announced this week that over 1.000.000 users have downloaded Google Latitude ... Wonder if all 1.000.000 users now have over sight over the other 999.999 users ?


Jonathan Crowe
Analysts, observers and pundits are trying to grapple with the implications of Google’s Latitude, which is apparently new enough to confound our expectations about location awareness and privacy.

Privacy International says that security flaws could endanger user privacy: “PI has determined that the Google system lacks adequate safeguards to protect users from covert opt-in to Latitude’s tracking technology. While it is clear that Google has made at least some effort to embed privacy protections, Latitude appears to present an immediate privacy threat.” (See Computerworld for more.)

The New York Times’s John Markoff believes that mapping is a new metaphor for information, and that Google’s Latitude and similar location-detecting services will blur the relationship between maps and reality. [...]

Read more: http://www.mcwetboy.net/maproom/2009/02/google_latitude_1.php

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