News tagged with location

The good and bad of location tracking

Two recent news stories about cellphone location services recently caught my eye. One was a positive development and the other quite negative, until it was at least partially fixed.

dateJun 29, 2018 in Security
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Verizon to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon is pledging to stop selling information on phone owners' locations to data brokers, stepping back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy, The Associated Press has learned.

dateJun 19, 2018 in Business
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ESF lists top 10 new species for 2018

The large and small, beautiful and bizarre are among the newly discovered animals, plants and microbes announced by the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) as the Top 10 New Species for 2018.

dateMay 23, 2018 in Ecology
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Measuring the economy with location data

Carrying your smartphone around everywhere has become a way of life. In doing so, you produce a surprising amount of data about your role in the economy—where you shop, work, travel, and generally hang out.

dateMar 28, 2018 in Computer Sciences
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