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Latitude is a new feature for Google Maps on your mobile device. It's also an iGoogle gadget on your computer. Once you've opted in to Latitude, you can see the approximate location of your friends and loved ones who have decided to share their location with you. So now you can do things like see if your spouse is stuck in traffic on the way home from work, notice that a buddy is in town for the weekend, or take comfort in...
 Google big brother tracking mobile maps
Google has announced a new feature that allows users to share their locations among a chosen network of friends.

2009-02-05

 Google tracking mobile privacy location
A book registered on BookCrossing is ready for adventure. Leave it on a park bench, a coffee shop, at a hotel on vacation. Share it with a friend or tuck it onto a bookshelf at the gym -- anywhere it might find a new reader! What happens next is up to fate, and we never know where our books might travel. Track the book's journey around the world as it is passed on from person to person...
 tracking reading travel book six degrees of separation small world BookCrossing
Scientists have used DNA to re-trace the migrations of a sea-faring civilisation which dominated the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. The Phoenicians were an enterprising maritime people from the territory of modern-day Lebanon. They established a trading empire throughout the Mediterranean Sea in the first millennium BC. A new study by an international team has now revealed the genetic legacy they imparted to modern populations. The...

2008-10-31

 tracking migration DNA Phoenicia Lebanon archaeology Mediterranean
Do you ever wonder where that paper money in your pocket has been, or where it will go next? This is the place to find out. All you need to do is enter the denomination, series, and serial number of any US dollar bill, and your current USA ZIP or Canadian Post Code in the box below.
 money tracking currency social
Your boss may be spying on you - tracking all your online activity, from emails and web usage, to what blogs you create or sign up to. Sometimes companies keep tabs on employees by hiding cameras in lavatories, or tracking company cars using hidden GPS devices. Such wholesale monitoring is increasingly commonplace, and a huge spyware industry has sprung up to keep everything and everyone under observation. Just as worrying is that online...

2006-09-30

 employment surveillance tracking big brother freedom
The US government is developing a massive computer system that can collect huge amounts of data and, by linking far-flung information from blogs and e-mail to government records and intelligence reports, search for patterns of terrorist activity.

2006-02-09

 freedom tracking Internet big brother pattern recognition
The (US) federal government, vastly extending the reach of an 11-year-old law, is requiring hundreds of universities, online communications companies and cities to overhaul their Internet computer networks to make it easier for law enforcement authorities to monitor e-mail and other online communications.

2005-10-23

 freedom education big brother tracking surveillance Internet

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