When Apple released iPhone, the world 1st smartphone with inbuilt GPS, the world changed. People started generating and consuming location data at a scale never imagined. As location data started to accumulate from millions of user devices, tech companies join in, building applications with location-based capabilities. Awesome location-aware solutions were built: From simple "where-did-i-park-my-car" type of mobile apps to delightful and efficient ride finding tools like Uber. Today, ten years later, location intelligence is becoming the integral part of our everyday life and is dramatically changing the way we do business.
Your iPhone 11 may be tracking your every move, even if you blocked it from doing so, a new report reveals. A security researcher found that Apple's latest smartphone periodically seeks the user's location even when all applications and system services are set to never request. The Cupertino company, however, is aware the handset collects location data and said it is'expected behavior'. The discovery was made by Brian Krebs of KrebsonSecuirty, a source that conducts in-depth investigations into security issues, who found the issue occurs with the iPhone 11 Pro running on Apple iOS 13.2.3. A security researcher found that Apple's iPhone 11 (pictured) periodically seeks the user's location even when all applications and system services are set to never request.
This paper proposes a method to infer bloggers' residential areas. Identifying bloggers' residential areas will be useful as another axis to retrieve weblogs or for tasks that resolve ambiguous objects in terms of geographic contexts. Our method focuses on the local context of geographic location terms and uses binary classifiers to decide whether the context is indicating the writer's residential areas. Experimental results show that the method correctly estimated the residential prefecture out of 47 prefectures in Japan at a 50.7% accuracy rate for bloggers who wrote a geographic location term at least once.
The Supreme Court has said that law enforcement must first seek a warrant before obtaining historical cell phone location records from phone companies, upending a near-decade long practice by police. The court ruled 5-4 on the case, in what became one of the most awaited privacy legal decisions in the US this year. The so-called "Carpenter" case had centered on the eponymous Timothy Carpenter, a criminal who was caught thanks to cell phone records in 2011. Law enforcement had obtained his location data from a phone provider without a search warrant, arguing the provider already had his data and Carpenter had no "reasonable expectation of privacy." But the court found the government's warrantless access to cell-site records over a period of time "contravenes that expectation" of privacy, said Roberts.