They Know Where You Are (And Have Been): Understanding Today's Pervasive Geolocation Technologies
1 PM EST
Geolocation is the identification of the geographic location of an object, like a smartphone or tablet, or the inferred location of a person identified with the object, like a smartphone’s owner. Location technologies have been available for years, but are receiving increasing attention today because of the current growth in their accuracy, availability, and use. This has been largely driven by the proliferation of smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices that are equipped with location-based technologies and efforts to commercially exploit this growth. Location data now has high commercial value and is being collected, stored, shared, and sold.