New Google Maps improvements will make the technology capable of tracking individuals on the go.
WiredPRNews.com – Google Inc. is making upgrades to their mobile map system that the company hopes will be highly effective for tracking on the go individuals. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the new software, released by the company Wednesday, will allow people to communicate their locations to others automatically using their mobile phones.
Steve Lee, a product manager with Google, is quoted in the report as stating of the new feature called Latitude, “this adds a social flavor to Google maps and makes it more fun.” However, some have expressed the possibility of a privacy backlash issue with the technology. As noted by the AP, the company says they are trying to avoid such issues by making it a requirement that the software be manually turned on.
Google will also offer a computer based version of the software.
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