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Monday, February 17th, 2014

Baidu’s Spring Festival Travel Tracker Prompts Privacy Concerns

Chinese internet giant Baidu tracked the travel rush during the Spring Festival or Chinese New Year holiday through its mapping service, which has led to concerns from some users that their privacy has been invaded, according to...

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

What are the top ten civilian uses of drones that don’t impinge privacy?

There is a growing interest in the use of drones or unmanned aerial systems for commercial applications, and the geospatial community stands to benefit. While research and development is ongoing, many countries are making a leap ahead...

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Location Forum Releases Groundbreaking Data Privacy Guidelines

The Location Forum’s Privacy Council released the public version of their Location Data Privacy: Guidelines, Assessment & Recommendations today.  These groundbreaking Guidelines represent the first industry created set of best practices for improving how location data is...

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

Urban Planning Holds the Key to Safer Cities

The current debate on urban security and crime is laughably flawed in its search for solutions. Among the many ludicrous suggestions are those that follow the American model of homeland security. Video surveillance and monitoring of public...

Friday, August 24th, 2012

GPS Technology Finding its Way Into Court

The rapid spread of cellphones with GPS technology has allowed police to track suspects with unprecedented precision — even as they commit crimes. But the legal fight is only now heating up, with prosecutors and privacy activists...

Friday, July 27th, 2012

GPS Weakness Could Enable Mass Smartphone Hacking

Weaknesses in the technology that allows smartphone users to pinpoint themselves on a map, or check into restaurants and bars using apps such as Foursquare, could allow those users to be tracked remotely. Ralf-Philipp Weimann, a researcher...

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Korean Prosecutors to Summon Head of Controversial Google Mapping Technology

Prosecutors said Friday they have identified a person believed to be responsible for the development of the controversial privacy-infringing Street View mapping feature of U.S. Internet company Google Inc. and notified the person to appear before them....

Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

South Korean Apple Users Sue Over Location Privacy

More than 25,000 South Korean iPhone users have filed a class action lawsuit against the US technology giant Apple for alleged privacy violations over the collection of location data. The lawsuit came after lawyer Kim Hyung-Suk was awarded...

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Apple Pays $945 Penalty in South Korea iPhone Tracking Suit

A South Korean District Court judge last month ruled that Apple’s Korea unit must pay a man 1 million won—about US$945—in a suit over the Apple iPhone tracking user’s movements. According to reports, the suit against Apple...

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Google’s South Korean Offices Raided Over Data Collection

The Seoul police raided Google’s office here Tuesday on suspicion that its mobile advertising unit, AdMob, had illegally collected users’ location data without users’ consent, the police said. The raid represents the latest setback to the U.S....