Thursday, February 5, 2009

Courtesity of Washinton Post

Ever thought that it will be nice to catch up with some one for lunch by running into them, or have you thought about where is your family when they are not answering your calls. According to the Washington post, Google has now released the technology adapted to Google maps that allows you to locate a person via their cell phones called Google Latitude.
It indicates their exact location by using the satellite information and Wi-Fi access around you. Does this mean that anyone can locate you? No, Google has made it clear that every user will have the opportunity to turn it on and off at their will and you will be in control of who gets to see your location.
Personally, I think that this service is great if you are the type of person who might think that your career put in jeopardy the life of your love ones, but if you are and Average “Joe the Plumber” you might want to be careful to whom you add on monitor. For example, if you install the system into your kid’s cell phone, you might do it only for security and to be aware of the where about of their daily activities, but for them it might be an invasion of trust.
What do you think about this new technology? Will you use it? And who will you let track you?


Karen on February 6, 2009 at 4:22 PM said...

de verdad que esto seria super util en ciertas ocasiones =D
el iphone ya no tiene una aplicacion de estas??? pense haber escuchado algo sobre eso...

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