Friday, November 25, 2011

Attention Shoppers - You're Being Tracked By Your Cell Phone

Just in time for the holidays, retailers have begun tracking your cell phone whether you want them to or not.  To get the update on this one, select either link below:

  • For the CNN Money version of the story, go here.
  • For the PCMag version of the story, go here.

Comment: As mentioned in the comments section of "Meanwhile....Over In the Senate: Senator Kirk and the GPS Act", there are all sorts of twists and turns when it comes to the use (bad/good) of location information available from hand held devices like cell phones.  What would work in a Mall, would work just as well  for crowd management by the Emergency Services Sector during a disaster.  Hopefully, whatever law is headed our way concerning GPS tracking will recognize that fact.

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