Report: Google Latitude Poses Significant Privacy Risks

Privacy International has identified a major security flaw in Google's new phone locational tracking service. According to the London-based organization, the tracking feature in Google Latitude can be easily enabled by anyone with access to the phone. Moreover, there is no simple way for a user to determine the tracking status of their phone. Question have also been raised about Google's plan to use cell phone data location records for advertising purposes. For more information, see EPIC's page on Personal Surveillance.


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