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Report: iOS 4.3.3 due in a few weeks

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Apple came under heavy fire in the past few weeks over the database containing Wi-Fi hotspots and GPS tower locations stored on their iOS devices. The information was being encrypted and sent anonymously to Apple...

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WP7 does not log your location

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It was recently discovered that Apple's iOS logged your location and that it was possible to take the stored data and turn it into a graphic that showed your previous location. It was also noted...

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Facebook acquires nextstop

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Nextstop, a location-aware company which allowed users to view comments and multimedia about locations around the world, has announced it has been acquired by social-networking giant Facebook. The team behind nextstop, which was founded by ex-Google...

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Bing Maps gets a big geographical update

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Today Microsoft released a major geographical update for Bing Maps, adding in well over 1 million square kilometers for 19 different countries around the world. The update adds bird’s eye-view, enhanced bird’s eye-view, and...

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Firefox users gain location tool

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Mozilla, the company behind the Firefox browser, has released technology that helps websites detect the physical location of computers. The system will allow users, for instance, to find local restaurants when they travel to a...

AOL Introduces Location Plug-In for IM

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The first of several new location-aware capabilities AOL plans to offer AIM users is a free software plug-in developed by Skyhook Wireless. Skyhook tracks locations by using the continuous wireless pulses emitted by all Wi-Fi...

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