Anonymous Location Data Pinpoints People

You already know that your smartphone apps gather your location data and sell it. We’ve also all been told it’s anonymous—but as the New York Times reports, it’s so personal that while there’s no name attached, there is a life under a microscope for all to see. The Times reviewed data from over a million phones in the New York area. Their takeaways, conveyed beautifully …

A Shift In Focus From Foursquare Swarm 5.0

A new update brings life-logging front and center while emphasizing search

There’s much to love about today’s update to the Swarm app, which is now entering its fifth generation. There’s enough here, in fact, to not only appeal to current users, but also bring new ones to the geo-location service. The primary value? Life-logging, much like a digital diary with a location attached, certainly rests high on the list. This has always been Swarm’s strength—even back …