Mathew Ingram’s title reads. “Fact: Most People Have Never Heard of Location-Based Apps”. It is interesting to note that Foursquare, a location-based app, landed a substantial round of venture capital financing recently. More interesting though is the fact that almost 95% of online users in the U.S. are not familiar with location-based applications on mobile devices.
In addition, “Facebook is also working on location features, which may include a partnership with Foursquare and other services”. Do you think this might be something to become mindful about?
Are you tired or at least concerned about your constant exposure and knowing your every breath, and your personal information strewed throughout unknown databases consistently mined for vulnerabilities?
Recently, david c ballard’s title read, “Viewers Know Where You Live…Disabling GeoTags On Your Smart Phones & Cameras”. Ninety-five percent (95%) may not know about location-based technologies, but nonetheless your whereabouts are known and with geotags, the location of your pictures and video pinpoint the location of where your pictures and/or videos were taken. Do you really want someone to know where your children live and where to find that great HD flat screen TV seen in the background?