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FourSquare is trying to get me High

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FourSquare is trying to get me HighI live down the road from an Amsterdam Coffee Shop, one of those places were you can buy weed. foursquare points to it and asks me whether I would like to try a new spot?

Sorry foursquare, no I do not want to get high.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

December 20, 2012 at 11:52 pm

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FourSquare Tips containing Adverts #gps #geolocation #jobs

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I recently started noticing that certain locations that I check into had tips which were usually for companies close to that location. An example it the ING Bank advertising their career site when you are in the discount electronics shop across the road or in the mall. Or Heineken informing you that you can link your FourSquare profile to your Heineken profile.

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

November 25, 2011 at 3:43 pm

GeoLocation and Data Leakage Prevention #foursquare #gowalla #dlp #security

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To make it clear I’m not speaking of the information being broadcast by employees to social media, I’ve been musing on the risks of Data Leakage Prevention (DLP) of third party employees such as consultants using geolocation services such as foursquare, or Gowalla. Many companies – very usual with consulting companies – have requirements that their employees do not release the names of customers or customer data to the media, this includes releasing data pertaining to services which are offered, these policies have yet to be fully enforced when it comes to geolocation services.

For a consulting company, such as mine, which has a reasonably diverse offering of security software to customers, yet for a company who is known as a RSA, Oracle or Novell integrator it can create risk vectors when it is known that their in house software leans towards a specific platform. In this way it could become public knowledge that a company uses a specific product, and based on the date of the visits information pertaining to versions can be inferred.

Naturally posting the geolocation to a service such as foursquare doesn’t necessarily open security holes, and it may not violate the standard of “Due Care” in that it is not necessarily negligent to release this information. Although it might not be in the best interest of the customer to make this public knowledge.

On the other had there is also an advantage to be had, in any cases of disputes a travel log like an entry log can be produced as corroborating evidence, although without direct evidence this merely proves where the physical access control device was and not the location of the disputed individual. And only circumstantially where the owner was located.

Your thoughts?

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

January 13, 2011 at 8:00 pm

FindMe #geolocation #facebook #crackberry

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I discovered (links to FaceBook) by way of . A different application to update my location to FaceBook.

First you need to register it to FaceBook before you can use it. It registers the cell location, rather than the GPS location, and allows you to tag the Cell with a location tag. It runs in the background. According to FireEagle:

Automatic operation is currently available for BlackBerry …

Click here for FindMe OTA Download.

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July 7, 2009 at 8:07 am

Jobs in Social Media

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You can get into Social Media now with Social Media Jobs. Do you want to earn money writing, blogging, microblogging, making video’s and social networking? Want to travel in the US, Caribbean and South America. You could apply to become a Travel Writer/Social Media Guru for Viscape.

Have a look, there are lots of other possibilities.

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July 16, 2008 at 8:06 am

I want a GPS Video Camera and a little Laptop

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July 6, 2008 at 3:27 pm

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