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Principal Analyst, Founder, Chairman at Constellation Research, best selling author of several books with Harvard Business Review Press. Previously Founding Partner at Altimeter Group, VP at Forrester Research, and held Exce. positions at Oracle, PeopleSoft, Deloitte, Ernst & Young. Regular contributor to Harvard Business Review and well quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Bloomberg, CNBC TV, Reuters, IDG News Service. Ray has thrice won the prestigious Institute of Industry Analyst Relations (IIAR) Analyst of the Year Award.

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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