All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Location Data’

Facebook Uses Check-In Data To Find World’s Top “Social Landmarks”

It’s summer and that, of course, means travel. And when people go places, the common thing for them to do in the last few years is check-in and let all of their friends know exactly where they are and what they’re doing. Facebook looked at all the check-ins made on Facebook as well as third-party apps that use the Facebook …

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A Look at Google’s Location-Based Mobile Alerts Patent

As pointed out by Endgadet, Google owns the right to a patent that, according to its title, is a “Location-based mobile device alarm,” an idea that will surely please those of you who worry about the collection of location data and Google’s apparent assault on the world’s privacy. The patent’s description also reveals some potential uses for the location-based mobile …

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