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Facebook acquisition points to future of more phone tracking

Christina DesMarais | May 7, 2012
Facebook is likely to take its location-sharing feature further and recommend you connect with new people in the real world following its acquisition of Glancee, an app for finding others nearby who share the same friends and interests as you.

And while you may not like that idea, tracking can be useful. Scoble points to an app called Placeme, which tracks and remembers where your phone goes.

"The promise of all these things is to tell us stuff," he said.

Some people love the idea, others clearly do not. For the latter, opting out of location tracking could someday mean shutting off the phone entirely.

In which camp are you?

 

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