Location services, shouldn't we just turn them off?
Given location services such as Google Maps, shouldn't we start thinking and acting?
As yourself the following questions:
Let’s ask ourselves some tough questions about location services, shall we?
1. Is using location services worth the invasion of your privacy?
2. Is using location services worth you getting fired from your job?
3. Is using location services worth getting your private relationship details exposed?
4. Is using location services worth getting financial data stolen?
5. Is using location services worth being stalked?
6. Is using location services worth your children being followed to school?
Perhaps we should set up a survey, to see what others thing about the above subject, although it does branch across Technology, Privacy and Industrial News - it is already here - but once again, shouldn't we be thinking about the implications and who has access to the data, and who is selling it?
Re: Location services, shouldn't we just turn them off?
I am a huge pro-geolocation person. I want that data to show my activities because it can be used in building a more accurate database for use in multi-factor authentication.
If my bank knows what normal range of IP addresses that I authenticate in from and then one day a different IP address is used I would want that Bank to throw up the alarms and add additional verification steps (captcha, etc) until it is satisfied that it is truly me.
I'm looking to see more capabilities added for authentication based on geolocation.