Privacy. The corporate tenants of a Swedish high-tech office complex are having RFID chips implanted in their hands, enabling access through security doors, as well as services such as copy machines, all without PIN codes or swipe cards.
The employees working at Epicenter, a 15,000-square-foot building in Stockholm, can even pay for lunch using their implants -- just as they would with the swipe of a credit card. The owners of Epicenter say they want the facility to be a "magnet for fast growing digital companies and cutting-edge creative corporate initiatives. " "The fact that some people at the Epicenter office have chosen to replace their key fobs with NFC implants is their own personal choice," said Hannes Sjöblad, founder of Bionyfiken, a Swedish association of Biohackers.
Christie Use of Tollbooth Data and Why Location Privacy Must Be Protected. David Sirota of the International Business Times reported last week that Gov.
Chris Christie of New Jersey and his appointee, the deputy governor of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, had released a political opponent's private tollbooth data in order to embarrass him.
FB Friends nearby. Location Tracking and Biometrics Conference. Internet of things tracking. Manchester hospital loses patients’ personal. Avis' RFID Tracker Turns Companies into Rental Lots. Avis, the global car rental company is testing an RFID technology that will enable it to keep 5,000 of its cars at the parking lots of client businesses.
Clients will be able to use a PIN with their mobile devices and pick up a car kept on their own premises. Avis teamed up with RFID manufacturer I.D. Systems of New Jersey to launch the technology and will roll out the service in the US and Canada next month. To use the service, a rental customer visits Avis' website and reserves a vehicle.
The customer gets the PIN, finds the car in the lot, unlocks it and drives away.
Do Consumers Want Location-Based Social Networking? The # geolocation Daily. Location-based services may be a hard sell. Google Latitude, not overwhelmingly adopted I’m working on a few concepts for integrating GPS locations received from mobile browsers into our mapping applications.
One idea has been to employ the location of a student’s smartphone by placing them on the campus map and identifying the quickest route to their on-campus destination. Caught Spying on Student, FBI Demands GPS Tracker Back. A California student got a visit from the FBI this week after he found a secret GPS tracking device on his car, and a friend posted photos of it online.
The post prompted wide speculation about whether the device was real, whether the young Arab-American was being targeted in a terrorism investigation and what the authorities would do. It took just 48 hours to find out: The device was real, the student was being secretly tracked and the FBI wanted its expensive device back, the student told Wired.com in an interview Wednesday. The answer came when half-a-dozen FBI agents and police officers appeared at Yasir Afifi’s apartment complex in Santa Clara, California, on Tuesday demanding he return the device. Social Media Week: Geolocation, Location, Location.
(Photo courtesy of NorthernSun.com, Illustration by Harold Graham) To check-in, or not to check-in?
This was one of many questions asked at an entire day of geolocation-related talks at the USC Davidson Conference Center Tuesday for Social Media Week Los Angeles (SMWLA). Geolocation—the ability to broadcast your whereabouts to others via cell phone or Internet—is the tech topic of the moment. Why? The location-based market is estimated to be worth up to $4.1 billion by 2015.
Geolocation: Where Everyone Knows Your Name AND Location. Kennedy-Mighell Report August 31, 2010 Share this Episode In real estate and on the Internet today, the key is location, location, location. Facebook Places, Google Latitude and Foursquare have opened our eyes to the potential benefits and concerns of geolocation services and features. Geolocation: Technology for Changing the World? Products Published on July 27th, 2010 | by maxgladwell This post was written by Rob Reed.
Géolocalisation, réseaux sociaux et droit » Article » OWNI, Digital Journalism. Avocate au Barreau de New York, nouvelle venue sur la soucoupe en provenance de la planète juridique, Marie-Andrée Weiss revient dans ce billet sur les questions soulevées par la géolocalisation sur les réseaux sociaux au regard du droit.
Les internautes ont récemment fait les gorges chaudes d’un site américain, Please Rob Me, qui informait ses visiteurs lorsqu’un utilisateur du site Foursquare venait de quitter sa maison, et que celle-ci était désormais vide et prête à être cambriolée. Le véritable but des créateurs de Foursquare, comme indiqué sur le site, n’était pourtant pas d’inciter les internautes à un comportement délictueux, mais bien de les avertir des risques pris en publiant sur Internet leur localisation géographique. Le site est désormais désactivé, et ses créateurs souhaitent qu’une organisation reprenne le flambeau afin d’éduquer les internautes sur le danger de publier trop d’informations personnelles sur Internet.
Cambriolage : un risque réel Et les assureurs ? External Link.