Posts Tagged: tracking

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    Where You Are Isn’t That Interesting But Where You Will Be Is

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    Every once in a while the thorny topic of location privacy rears its ugly head, often in tandem with a new location based service or the discovery of what an existing one is really doing. There’s often cries of “Big Brother” and “company X is tracking me” as well. But lost in the rhetoric and… Read more »

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    iOS Location Caching Round-up – Conspiracy Theories: 0, Smart Location Caching: 1

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    More a meta post, or what Kuro5hin would have called MLP (meaningless link propagation), this post started out as a comment to one of my previous posts on the iOS location caching controversy but soon expanded way beyond a comment into a full blown post. Firstly, let’s get the conspiracy theory out of the way;… Read more »

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    More Location Tracking; This Time From Foursquare

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    Back in March of this year I wrote about deliberately tracking my journey by using Google’s Latitude and unexpectedly tracking the same journey by looking at the history of my Foursquare and Gowalla check-ins. By using the history function from Google Latitude I was able to put together a quick and dirty visualisation of the… Read more »

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    Facebook’s (Creepy) Bid For Your Homepage

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    Most browsers have a variation on the theme of a home page, which automagically loads your favourite web page when you start the browser or open a new browser window or tab. A lot of web sites try to capitalise on this, offering earnest entreaties to “make me your home page” … “no make me… Read more »

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    Near Instantaneous Trans Atlantic Travel

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    I’ve been tracking my journeys again and in doing so appear to have discovered the secret of near instantaneous trans Atlantic travel. Apart from the sporadic bad GPS locks, watch as I travel from home to the Yahoo! campus in Sunnyvale California and manage to travel from Heathrow to San Francisco in a blink of… Read more »

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    Deliberately (and Unexpectedly) Tracking My Journey

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    I’ve been tracking my journey and in doing so inadvertently uncovered a sea change in the way in which we view the whole thorny issue of location tracking. Yesterday, Ed Parsons and I drove from London to Nottingham and back to attend the one day Supporting the Contextual Footprint event run by the Horizon Digital… Read more »