Did You Know? #29 Location Sharing Technologies and Your Privacy

With a wide range of location sharing enabled applications for mobile devices (e.g. Gowalla, Foursquare) users may be wondering how privacy is impacted by all of these location enabled applications. On July 27, 2010 EDUCAUSE hosted a webinar titled “Location-Sharing Technologies – Privacy Risks and Controls” with Lorrie Faith Cranor from Carnegie Mellon University which discussed several issues related to privacy with location based information. This webinar broadcast was recorded and can be viewed in its entirety at the EDUCAUSE Live! Archive.

What are your concerns with privacy and location sharing enabled applications? Let us know by commenting on this blog.

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