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Full disclosure is becoming a normal thing in social GPS tracking and check ins

Check Ins

Check Ins

While the privacy war wages on one end of the spectrum with people, companies, and even governments going after Facebook, Twitter, and Google about how they handle the information that people give (or do not give) them, the other end of the spectrum is using their mobile devices to announce anything and everything they’re doing and where they’re going. The differences are striking.

More and more people are giving stalkers everything they need to keep track of them. Mobile devices are using automatic tracking and one-touch check in features to put our whereabouts out there to the public web. As Visible Technologies puts it, many of you are broadcasting “every move you make.”

This infographic breaks down the trends for us and shows that some people are more likely to be public check in hounds than others. Click to enlarge.

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Connor Livingston is a tech blogger who will be launching his own site soon, Lythyum. He lives in Oceanside, California, and has never surfed in his life. Find him on Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest.

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