Items tagged with Tracking

Have you ever gotten that e-mail that says, "Your order has been shipped," but it provided no additional information? Or worse yet, you're given a tracking number, but the shipping company has no record of that tracking number existing. It's frustrating for sure, but Google is releasing a new GMail feature that will... Read more...
Google has addressed concerns over possible stalking using Apple's AirTag with a new detection app. The Tracker Detect app looks for item trackers that are compatible with Apple's Find My network and that are potentially abusing the device to stalk someone. AirTags recently made the news as car thieves in Canada... Read more...
Tile announced today that they are introducing a new lineup of Bluetooth trackers that boost finding capabilities, and will have a new ultra-wideband tracker and safety features to prevent unwanted tracking coming soon. These new trackers should give buyers a nice alternative to AirTags with full Android and iOS... Read more...
Back in January, Google gave us an early taste of what it is calling Federated Learning of Cohorts or FLoC. With the tech industry -- led by players like Apple -- moving more towards a privacy-centric approach to handling customer data and internet surfing habits, change was bound to happen.  Instead of... Read more...
Private threat analysis and mitigation company, HYAS, is buying user data from phone apps to try to track hackers. A major side-effect of this, though, is that regular users are possibly being ensnared and HYAS claims they can track people to their “doorstep.” The collection of user data has long been a problem for... Read more...
Tech companies and consumers alike are rightfully concerned about government agencies seeking backdoors into smartphone operating systems. Agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have exclaimed that backdoors can help them crack smartphones that belong to criminal or child predators. On the other hand... Read more...
Intel has a commanding share of the laptop market, even as it faces its strongest challenge yet from AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processor family. So, it should come as no surprise that the company is looking to enable new “hooks” that make Intel-powered laptops even more appealing to customers, and it’s advancing those efforts... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported that Avast was under fire for its data privacy policies (or lack thereof) for its free antivirus software. Through its subsidiary Jumpshot, Avast sold vast amounts of user data to big name customers like Google and Microsoft (among others). Although Avast claimed that the data that it... Read more...
The University of Missouri (MU) is deploying a new student tracking application that runs on a smartphone. The app, SpotterEdu, is designed to measure and enforce class attendance. Reports indicate that the tracking app is required for all student-athletes, but is optional for all other students. MU says that... Read more...
Being tracked when you are online is a everyday reality for many of us. While there are ways that you can hide your online shopping and surfing habits from tracking devices and marketers, the majority of us don't care if Google knows that we bought new pants from Amazon. Google's latest shopper tracking program is a... Read more...
Today, the Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on data privacy, holding 9-0 that neither police officers nor federal law enforcement have a unilateral right to search cell phones without first procuring a warrant. Prior to today, the government had previously argued that the police could search a cell phone under... Read more...
As technology evolves, one thing in particular has remained a challenge for those in the location business: tracking indoors. Once those concrete walls start to add up, conventional GPS signals begin to falter. New technology from product development firm Cambridge Consultants, however, can reportedly "accurately... Read more...
3D body sensors are soon to be useful for more than just video games and sci-fi movies. Xsens has just introduced what it's calling the "world's first wearable 3D body motion tracking system" that's based entirely from consumer-grade MEMS combo sensors. The kicker here is the "consumer-grade" part. Finally, the cost is coming down in the world... Read more...
With WWDC just days away, the rumors revolving around Apple are at a fever pitch. From new Retina Display-equipped hardware to details about iOS 6, Apple has the technology world's eye yet again. And given that it really is a developer conference at heart, it shouldn't come as any surprise to hear rumors about new... Read more...
Every so often, a piece of unusual technology comes our way that we can't help but gush over. And it's not a GPU, a PSU, a CPU or any other three-letter combination that we usually get excited over. It's an IS-2S, so four letters and a dash. Technology within a box or a chassis is certainly amazing, but it's wonderful to branch out from time... Read more...
It was only a matter of time. In order to keep kids coming to class, the Anaheim Union High School District is implementing a controversial new system: giving out GPS units for students to track there whereabouts. It's honestly not as invasive as it sounds at first, but it's still pushing the envelope of "comfort" and... Read more...
Usually it's GPS doing the monitoring and tracking for the so-called "Big Brother," but lately Bluetooth has been lending a hand as well. The pervasive short-range communications protocol is found on nearly every mobile telephone available today, making it perfect for tracking thousands upon thousands of concert goers.In fact, around 80,000... Read more...
The good news is the U.K. has decided against a government database tracking all Internet and phone use. The bad news is, they still want it done, but by the private sector. Cost is the issue with the government doing it itself; why bother when you can simply require the private sector to do so, right? Research from Home Secretary Jacqui Smith's... Read more...
Seasoned web users are well aware that the websites you visit and the search engine queries you employ are monitored and analyzed in a general sort of a way to allow web companies to sell advertising targeted to specific subsets of people. Casual users are often surprised and unnerved at the amount and type of information that is gathered... Read more...
If you've been on the hunt for a Nintendo Wii system this holiday season, along with what seems to be the entire free world, but have given up your quest due to lack of availability, perhaps this will give you some additional motivation.  Without any hands-on experience with the system, you may have more easily dismissed the Wii as just... Read more...
While the iPhone didn't quite hit the first week/first dale sales targets that many predicted, it was still a strong performer upon its introduction.  Despite the initial demand not being quite as high as many predictions, the demand in the weeks and months following the launch have actually exceeded earlier estimates.Current figures estimate... Read more...