'Lifelogging' camera shrugs off privacy to seize the moment
When Martin Kaellstroem was a young adult, he lost both his parents to cancer. It became a spur for him to seize the day, as a person and an entrepreneur.
Revamped Foursquare tells you where to check in
Foursquare, a location-based social media service, unveiled a revamped app Thursday that helps people find things nearby even before they ask.
Researchers discover cell phone hackers can track your location without your knowledge
Cellular networks leak the locations of cell phone users, allowing a third party to easily track the location of the cell phone user without the user's knowledge, according to new research by computer scientists in the University ...
SKoreans sue Apple over iPhone user information
A group of nearly 27,000 South Koreans is suing Apple for $26 million for what they claim are privacy violations from the collection of iPhone user location information.
Metadata and the law: What your smartphone really says about you
Metadata related to lawful interception has been in the news a bit lately. You may have seen last week the Australian Federal Police (AFP) called for more access to electronic metadata as a Senate committee evaluates Australian mass surveillance laws. ...
Location services grow for smartphone users, survey says
Most US smartphone owners use their device's location service for directions or other purposes but only a small percentage share their location with friends and others, a survey showed Thursday.
Team announced major breakthrough in indoor positioning research
Cell phones are getting ever smarter today, savvy enough to tell you where to go and what to buy in shopping centers or department stores. Although still in nascent stages, indoor positioning and navigation ...
Nokia buys 3D mapping firm in location services push
Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia announced plans to buy a California firm specializing in rendering the real-world in 3D as it beefed up mapping services for smartphone lifestyles.
Nokia in map deal with Oracle
(AP)—Nokia says it will make its maps and location services available to customers of Oracle Corp. with a built-in link created by the U.S software maker.
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, ...
Lone wolf crosses into California
A gray wolf was confirmed to be roaming California for the first time in 87 years when a young male migrating in search of a mate crossed over the state line from Oregon on Wednesday.
Dutch watchdog: Google WiFi data plan looks okay
Google Inc.'s plan to let people "opt out" of having their wireless network data used by the company's location services such as StreetView may be clumsy, but the Netherlands' privacy watchdog says it adheres to the letter ...
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 ...
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.