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CEO & Principal Analyst of Constellation Research, Inc. , previously a founding partner at Altimeter Group where he led the Enterprise Strategy team.  Ray authors the  popular enterprise software blog "A Software Insider's Point of View"., and his point of view is frequently sought by publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, Inc., The Associated Press, CIO Magazine, Information Week, ComputerWorld, Financial Times, eWeek, CRM Magazine, IDG News, ZDNet, TechTarget, and Managing Automation. In both 2008 and 2009, Ray was recognized by the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) as the Analyst of the Year and in 2009 he was recognized as one of the most important analysts for Enteprise, SMB, and Software.

4 responses to “Why I’m Unplugging From Location Based Services Until The Privacy Issue Is Resolved”

  1. Hiren Patel

    Ray Ray,

    Good post. I agree with two level of privacy.

    But LBS is tip of the iceberg when it comes your personal information.

    Few minutes before I saw your post, I got an email from a friend regarding It will tell you where you live and how much your home is worth and how long you lived there….and much more! Creepy!!!

    You may need to unplug from other places as well.


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  3. Carl Reed

    Great post. I do not use LBS for the same reasons! I facilitate geospatial and location service standards in the Open Geospatial Consortium. I helped write the Location Interoperability Forum (now OMA) Privacy manifesto. I help with standards in the IETF GeoPriv Working Group. While the standards are there, the policy is not. If there is policy, I suspect that such policy is not well enforced.


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