Location Apps Used by Bad People . . . Shocking

The article is a bit alarmist. This issue was identified when kids were connoting to the internet with cameras and immediately be targeted by pedophiles. From a corporate standpoint, location data could enable or contribute to domestic violence, sexual harassment, discrimination, and the provision of confidential information to a competitor.

All that being said, it’s important to think through employee use of location-based services. One institution had its staff request a location-based internal service that would let them know when another employee was close by. these employees traveled frequently and could often be at the same site without knowing it. This enabled closer communication and a more coordinated approach to resolving customer issues. Two employees working on the same problem could pool their collective experience with the customer. They could also go out for beers together.

As always, technology generally isn’t bad. Just think before using. 😉

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