News tagged with location based services

Tracking pedestrians indoors using their smart phones

The next generation of smart phone could combine the data from its gyroscopes with a built-in compass to allow you to track your movements when indoors even without GPS. Such a system could be useful for shopping mall managers, ...

Mar 09, 2012
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FCC, FTC seek explanations on phone location data

(AP) -- Federal regulators are joining the growing list of public officials demanding answers from Apple Inc. and Google Inc. about the extent to which mobile devices track the location of their users and store detailed ...

May 17, 2011
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Apple, Google to attend hearing on mobile privacy

US lawmakers have invited Apple, Facebook and Google to attend a hearing on mobile phones and privacy on Thursday -- the second Capitol Hill appearance in a week for executives from Apple and Google.

May 16, 2011
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Google jumps into location check-in game

Google on Tuesday began letting smartphone users check into spots on the go as the Internet star jumped into the hot location-based services arena with Facebook, Foursquare and Gowalla.

Feb 01, 2011
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