Google backs echoecho app to answer “Where are you?”

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It’s a “simple location-based mobile application for finding friends in the real world.” In some ways, you could say that it fits somewhere between Foursquare and Google Latitude, but it’ll work with anyone in your address book without having to reconnect through another social network.

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Microsoft collecting location data from WP7 without user consent

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Oh geez, here we go again. Earlier this year, we learned that Apple has been secretly recording geolocation data for all iPhone users without their knowledge and consent. Well, the Cupertino crew aren’t the only ones doing that. They’re doing it in Redmond, Washington too.

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iPhone Secretly Records Geolocation Data

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Before you work up some crazy conspiracy theory, let’s get to the facts. It appears that the iPhone and iPad 3G automatically record your location data everywhere you go. Your movements are then automatically saved to a secret file on the device, and the file is automatically backed up on your computer when you sync up the device with iTunes.

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BlackBerry Locate Service gets cellular triangulation

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Before today the platform was only able to determine the location of the user via GPS. Now with the recent update, the location can be determined based on cell tower triangulation for geolocation. This isn’t as accurate as true GPS, to be sure, but it’s much lighter on the battery and could prove to be more effective where a GPS signal is harder to get – like indoors.

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