Giving End Users Control Over Location Based Information
from the spies-be-gone dept
One of the big concerns about location based services was always about how users would feel about having their location broadcast to whoever for whatever reasons. So, leave it to the technologists to come up with a solution. The folks at Bell Labs have come up with a system that gives the end user some rules-based controls over who can access their location info for what purposes. Don’t want the local fast food joint spamming you with coupons? You can block them. Want your friends to know how to locate you when you’re out and about? You can allow it. The article is a little short on details as to how the system works, and to what level, but it’s got to be better than a simple “on/off” option.