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Tue, January 15, 2013 - A resident of North Las Vegas, Nev., says owners of lost cell phones have repeatedly shown up at his house incorrectly demanding phones that they tracked via software to his location.
Tue, November 20, 2012 - Geoloqi, a scrappy software development startup in Portland, Oregon, claims to be re-inventing the way companies build location-aware applications. Here's the story behind the company and geolocation technology.
Wed, October 03, 2012 - Individuals have no reasonable expectation of privacy in historical cell phone location data collected by phone companies, a federal prosecutor said in oral arguments Monday before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Mon, October 01, 2012 - Today, enterprise app developers can tap into a host of location-based apps, mobile location based services and hyper-local-marketing tools to deliver highly relevant features and content based on where employees or potential customers are. But how do they know which type of location is best for their specific needs?
Fri, September 28, 2012 - The carrier would give up part of the spectrum where GPS interference led the FCC to shoot down its LTE plans
Mon, September 17, 2012 - The House Energy and Commerce Committee wants to know whether the FCC followed its own rules
Thu, September 06, 2012 - The government defends the right to look at alleged drug dealer&'s mobile phone records.
Thu, August 30, 2012 - Martin, now a Washington lawyer, and LightSquared executives told an FCC Commissioner the company still wants to build a network
Wed, August 29, 2012 - TomTom plans to launch a navigation app for Android smartphones in October, the company said Wednesday at the IFA trade show in Berlin.
Thu, August 23, 2012 - The California State Assembly Wednesday voted to approve legislation that would prohibit state law enforcement personnel from obtaining location data from an individual's GPS-enabled mobile devices without a warrant.
Thu, August 23, 2012 - Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony and Qualcomm have formed the In-Location Alliance, which will work to improve the accuracy of indoor positioning, the companies said on Thursday.
Tue, August 21, 2012 - People with smartphones and tablets may be giving Apple and Android apps they download the permission to capture their geolocation data to know where they are, but security experts are making the strong argument to just say no instead -- and turn off that GPS function unless really needed.
Mon, August 06, 2012 - In principle, the use of a Wi-Fi signal for location and tracking is simple. There's no need for the approach used in RADAR, generating and bouncing a signal off of the object to be located or tracked, because Wi-Fi-equipped devices are usually transmitting data, and with that unique information identifying a given station. Once a given environment is installed with sensors or access points, as required to meet the specifications of a given solution, and any calibration required to tell the infrastructure what to expect when signals are sent from a known location - a form of RF fingerprinting, if you will - you're good to go.
Thu, August 02, 2012 - Nokia is updating its Maps application with integrated Groupon deals and a route planner, as the company tries to find ways to differentiate its smartphones from the competition.