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Are Businesses Crossing Lines by Tracking Employees?


Nearly 10 years after real-time package- and people-tracking went viral with the advent of GPS-enabled cell phones, small businesses face two big concerns. “One is expense. Small businesses, especially those still recovering from the worst recession in modern history, can’t always afford to provide their employees with GPS-equipped smart phones,” notes location-based services specialist George… Read More →

Facial Recognition Coming To A Store Near You

by in Columnist Spotlight | Tech

Last month, in my post, “Maybe a Little Big Brother is OK,” I wrote about behavioral marketing on the Web. By that I mean when technology tracks what kinds of things we seem to be interested in by our Web browsing behavior, and then serves up advertising tailored to our apparent interests. I talked about… Read More →

A New ASU Lab Asks Whether The Public Has To Give Up Its Privacy To Take Advantage Of New Technologies


Everyone recognizes that privacy is important. But if you look at several issues that have been in the press recently, it seems like we’re always being asked to trade privacy for other benefits — security, convenience or even financial benefits. Arizona State University’s new Privacy by Design Research Lab in the W. P. Carey School… Read More →