Twitter Strengthens GeoLocation Tools With Mixer Labs

Twitter is adding to their geolocation technology through their purchase of Mixer Labs. Mixer Labs’ GeoAPI is a tool that helps developers create geolocation-specific applications for the Twitter messaging service. The technology will allow Twitter users to identify the location where a tweet was posted from. The GeoAPI tool can track the location of tweets […]

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Facebook Hires Privacy Lobby in Washington and Brussels

The Facebook social network experienced wild growth in 2009. Facebook went from 50 million registered people in January to more than 350 million registered people in less than a year. Facebook spent $9.5M in 2009 to settle a lawsuit regarding their advertising tool that was rolled out in 2007 and viewed by many as an […]

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Acxiom Data Mining and Your Digital Profile

In the book Super Crunchers, Acxiom Corporation is described as “one of the biggest companies you’ve never heard of”. Acxiom is a personal data aggregator that collects consumer information on nearly every household in the United States and maintains a database mine of over twenty billion personal records. Acxiom’s data mine of information is over […]

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Big Brother Traffic Camera Records Woman’s Bedroom

A British woman was shocked to find out that live images of her bedroom were viewable on a travel news site. A security camera used for traffic monitoring was pointed at her bedroom and recording. Filmed images on the site were so detailed that the pillows on her bed were easily identifiable. The woman described […]

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WhitePages People Search Adds Social Network Profiles

WhitePages people search ( www.whitepages.com ) announced last week that they will add social network profiles from Twitter and Facebook to their people search engine. Users will now be able to search for a person’s phone number and address as well as profile pages on Facebook and Twitter for people. Whitepages hopes the addition of […]

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