Mailing List Message #113527
From: Joan Lippincott <>
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Subject: EDUCAUSE Live - Location-sharing Technologies
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 2010 14:50:27 -0400
I know that many in the CNI community are interested in issues related to mobile computing and issues related to privacy.  This should be an informative session.  Registration details below.
Joan Lippincott

Next Tuesday, July 27, EDUCAUSE Live! will explore privacy issues related to mobile computing.

"Location-Sharing Technologies: Privacy Risks and Controls"

1-2pm U.S. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 27. No charge, but registration required. Archived for future (re)viewing.

Speaker:  Lorrie Faith Cramor, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Due to the ability of cell phone providers to use cell phone towers to pinpoint usersą locations, the increasing popularity of GPS capabilities in cell phones, and the rise of cell phones for Internet use, a plethora of new applications have been developed that share users' real-time location information online. Foursquare, Loopt, and Google Latitude are just a few examples. This talk will discuss usersą risk and benefit perceptions related to the use of these technologies and the privacy controls of existing location-sharing applications. We'll also discuss Locaccino, a location-sharing service we developed to provide a platform for experimenting with privacy controls for end users. Locaccino provides users with precision control over who can see their location. While most location-based systems only allow users to list which contacts should or shouldnąt be able to see their location, Locaccino offers more granular privacy settings.
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