Google will tell your mates where you are
Yet another google release is set to affect our lives. This time it is Google Maps for mobile.
According to a latest post on TheRegister, the new service would automatically share your location with selected friends who might want to know where you are.
This is good news, if that’s what you really want….
TheRegister report on the latest service Google Maps for Mobile
Google’s Maps for Mobile just went social, with the launch of Latitude; a service that automatically shares your location with selected friends who might want to know where you are.
Enrolling in Latitude is just a matter of downloading the latest Mobile Maps, or the desktop gadget for those the non-road-warrior just wants to keep track of their friends, or enemies. Location is established using GPS, or celltower idents that Google has already accumulated for the MyLocation service, and is shared with those one selects using the Latitude interface.
Google claims not to store any location information, other than the last update, and location sharing doesn’t have to be two-way – when a friend offers to share their location with you, you are at liberty to keep your location secret or share only to city-scale, as the “latitude privacy” video shows