18 June 2011

The Flip Side of LBS - Cyber Stalking.

Al Franken - Comedian no more - at least not for the next 18 months - is a Senator in the USA.

He is also very liberal. He is sponsoring a bill essentially to prevent Cyber stalking using Location Based Services in your mobile phone.

You can read about the details in the following article.

The bottom line to this is at a combination of Apple and Google's over-reaching use of LBS systems, and some pretty sloppy coding by Android developers has resulted in not just potential by actual abuse. People forget Newton's second law.

Let this be a lesson


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