Geolocation

trickle down

Cops Can Find the Location of Any Phone in the Country in Seconds, and a Senator Wants to Know Why

Here are the letters Senator Ron Wyden sent to mobile carriers and the FCC demanding answers and action on the recently highlighted law enforcement service to easily track phones across the country.
Joseph Cox
5.11.18
location location location

The Supreme Court Phone Location Case Will Decide the Future of Privacy

Later this year, the Supreme Court will decide if police can track a person’s cell phone location without a warrant. It's the most important privacy case in a generation.
Stephen Vladeck
6.16.17
Gaming

'Pokémon Go' Players Are Spoofing GPS Locations to Catch' Em All

Pokémon Go has only been available in the United States for a day, but already intrepid players are finding ways to cheat the game.
Ian Birnbaum
7.8.16
Art

This Augmented Reality Artwork Is in Every International Airport on Earth

UnattendedVaporware is a geolocation-based augmented reality network of site-specific public artworks.
DJ Pangburn
4.4.16
drunks

Scientists Are Studying Your Drunken Tweets and They Know Where You Are

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed algorithms that can detect drunk tweets and geo-locate the users who wrote them.
Wyatt Marshall
3.22.16
videos

This Camera Won't Let You Take Tourist Photos

If too many photos have been taken in an area, this camera won't let you take another.
Adam Owen
9.10.15
News

Canada's Twitter Terrorists Are Afraid of the Internet

Online jihadists are changing their online habits because—surprise—intelligence services are probably tracking them.
Ben Makuch
2.5.15
Design

New App Lets You Record Geo-Located Sounds And Stories For Others To Discover

'Recho" lets users record and discover messages which can be left scattered across physical locations.
Kevin Holmes
12.3.14
Motherboard Blog

How Easy Is It to Stalk Someone with Twitter?

A website that lets you see what data you—or anyone else—give away while tweeting.
Ben Richmond
9.4.13