[iDC] Spy on Your Workers with Google Latitude

Michael Zimmer zimmerm at uwm.edu
Sat Feb 7 01:04:23 UTC 2009

Rarely am I a Google apologist when it comes to privacy, but they've  
actually done a pretty good job with this one. It is fully opt-in,  
you can fine tune precisely who gets to see your location (and how  
granular you want that location-data to be), and, according to their  
own privacy help video [1], Google doesn't keep a log of all your  
pings to the system.

[1] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9H4xaTspaQ

Michael Zimmer, PhD
Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies
Associate, Center for Information Policy Research
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
e: zimmerm at uwm.edu
w: www.michaelzimmer.org

On Feb 5, 2009, at 11:14 AM, Lucia Sommer wrote:

> another one for the normalization-of-surveillance files:
> Spy on Your Workers with Google Latitude
> http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/158975/ 
> spy_on_your_workers_with_google_latitude.html
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