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The creators of Placeme think “persistent tracking” will have all sorts of positive uses—from keeping tabs on your exercise habits to keeping watch over loved ones.
The prototype could also monitor an elderly driver’s aptitude over time.
Pinwheel, a new site created by Flickr cofounder Caterina Fake, lets users post virtual notes anywhere.
If Android users click the wrong link, an attacker could intercept phone calls and track their location.
The company knew in 2010 that an app was grabbing users’ personal information.
A startup believes combining LED technology and smart-phone apps will offer precise indoor location data.
Small ground-based transmitters that mimic GPS satellites help receivers find their position with high accuracy.
Phone app Waze uses real-time information shared by drivers to tweak its directions and traffic advice.