Location Based Tracking
Posted 06 May 2004 - 08:41 AM
You're relaxing at a rejuvenating spa and you're woken up by the buzz of your cell phone. The call's from your boss. And you say `I'm at the Doc's place'. While you are safe in the knowledge that your boss would never know where you are, he/she can pinpoint your exact location.
Not a surrpise though, with the advent of location based tracking technology!
Presence detection seems to be the most sought-after services in wireless technology. Phones carrying Global Satellite Positioning Chips and another technology called Triangulation* , can pinpoint a mobile-phone users' whereabouts by bouncing signals to establish an exact set of co-ordinates.
The location based tracking was basically targeted at children using mobile phones. Since it was thought to be a good way for parents to keep track of their kids rather than phoning them constantly to find out where they are.
The mobile-phone networks believe the location-based tracking services - which allow firms to target specific customers when they enter designated locations will become a major marketing weapon in the future, thus offering customers a whole new experience..
However, those in favour of tracking opine that the technology needs to be handled sensitively.
* Triangulation- The process of pinning down a caller's location using three or more radio receivers, a compass and a map.
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Posted 06 May 2004 - 03:41 PM
Posted 06 May 2004 - 09:05 PM
Posted 19 May 2004 - 06:07 PM
But it will certainly happen with permission.
I don't think bosses will be allowed to track their employess (unknowingly) with this sort of technology.
I would fully expect anyone reporting to me with a company mobile (or SIM) to have this enabled or hand back their phone/SIM!
Big brother is watching ...
For personal phones, its a different matter entirely.
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