Unintended Consequences of Sharing Your Location Online

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Last week PleaseRobMe.com made headlines across the tech, social and popular media spaces. The site, with its quirky title, does not suggest using location information found on the Web to try to break into homes, but rather warns of the unintended consequences of sharing personal location information. Editors Joe Francica and Adena Schutzberg examine the website and its goals, and explore some other unanticipated but possible consequences of “over-sharing” location information. Might you be denied a job? Will you have to pay more for insurance? Also noted: a Congressional hearing on location data and privacy tomorrow.

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