26 July 2010

Users of location services worried about robberies, stalking

(Ars Technica)
When location-based services started becoming popular in the mobile world, there was a contingency of jaded skeptics who joked about increased robberies and stalking incidents. It turns out that those concerns reflect what users are really thinking: more than half of people who use geolocation services on their mobile phones are worried about a loss of privacy, according to survey data from Webroot.