05 February 2009

Privacy fears over Google tracker

Google has announced a new feature that allows users to share their locations among a chosen network of friends. The "opt-in" Latitude service uses data from mobile phone masts, GPS, or wi-fi hardware to update a user's location automatically. Users can also manually set their advertised location anywhere they like, or turn the broadcast off altogether. The service has raised a number of security concerns, as many users may not be aware that it is enabled.