Evan Ratliff’s Hi-Tech Game of Hide and Go Seek

On August 13, 2009 Evan Ratliff, a writer for Wired Magazine, who had written about the faked deaths and intentional disappearances of other people in past articles, began his own hi-tech game of hide and go seek when he left San Francisco that evening on a travel adventure that involved evading being found for a […]

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Find My Family on ABC – People Search TV

ABC will air a preview tonight for a new television series called Find My Family at 9:30 eastern / 8:30 central time. The show centers around finding and reuniting family members that have lost contact with each other. The show relies on a team of researchers and the hosts Tim Green and Lisa Joyner help […]

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Cell Phones Get Better At Tracking People

Cell phone technology, mobile applications and social networks make a powerful combination for tracking people. Ironically, most of the people being tracked do so willingly through their own use of these technologies. Google’s announced that it will offer turn-by-turn navigation to users of the Motorola Droid, showing the precision with which cell phones are now […]

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New Flickr Tags Let You Search For People In Pictures

The Flickr photo sharing network has introduced a new people tagging tool that allows users to find a person in pictures by name. Flickr has also improved their privacy settings, so people can opt out of being identified in pictures. How effective Flickr will be at implementing these new privacy controls is anyone’s guess. The […]

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Google Earth Used to Track People, Vehicles in Real Time

Google Earth is being used with CCTV video to view people and vehicles in real time by students from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The potential and possible use of this new search technology will be viewed with excitement by some people and fear by others. Right now the technology makes the people and vehicles […]

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