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Facebook Investor Roger McNamee Explains Why Social Is Over

by Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Business Insider SAI,July 22, 2011

Elevation Partners and Facebook investor Roger McNamee, who is also a rock musician, gave an amazing talk recently where he goes over some of the biggest trends affecting the technology industry. … More specifically, a few big themes:

  • Microsoft is toast because we’re moving to a post-PC era;
  • HTML5, the new web standard that allows to make interactive web pages, is going to revolutionize the media and advertising industries;
  • Social is “done”, it’s now a feature, don’t go do a social startup. …

For full text of the article, visit Facebook Investor Roger McNamee Explains Why Social Is Over.

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2012 ASPRS special session in Error/Accuracy Assessment and LBS Privacy Issues

Title: ASPRS special session in Error/Accuracy Assessment and LBS Privacy Issues
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Greetings,

The GIS Division is organizing two special session in Error/Accuracy Assessment and LBS Privacy Issues for the 2012 ASPRS national conference in Sacramento, CA. We are now collecting abstracts for these sessions.

Error/Accuracy Assessment:

One of the major problems of using geo-spatial data is the availability of data and information at multiple spatial scales or resolutions and temporal scales. The end result of using multi-scale data/information is getting varying amount of error in final outcomes. In order to increase accuracy of the final product, it is imperative to know the error amount associated with final outcomes depending upon the scale used in a study.

The purpose of this session is to increase awareness about sources and causes of error when using multi-scale geo-spatial data, and to introduce methods existing to reduce error or establish a functional relationship between scale and error to garner knowledge about error variance associated with scale change.

Location Privacy:

Advancement in geo-spatial technologies has enabled collection and generation of a large amount of geospatial data. Recently there has been an explosion of location-based services (LBS), which use these spatial data to provide location information about an individual’s or vehicle’s location accurately and precisely. Location-based services singularly do not violate personal information but by coordinating location with other types of information, such as an individual’s address, these services can provide personal information to a third party, thereby leading to location privacy violation. Given the recent popularity of location-based services (e.g., smart phones, Twitter’s location API, Google Latitude, etc.), it is imperative to understand the causes and consequences of location privacy violation both in terms of research advancements and legal implications.

Papers are invited in both sessions. If you would like to contribute to this stream of sessions, please contact us (Contact information is below)

Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is August 1, 2011. Finally, please forward this announcement to colleagues that may be interested.

Additional information regarding the conference may be found at:

http://www.asprs.org/Annual-Conferences/ASPRS-2012-Conference/ASPRS-Conference-2012.html

Contact Information:

David Alvarez  Davidalvarez76 [at] gmail [dot] com

Dr Bandana Kar  Bandana [dot] Kar [at] usm [dot] edu

We look forward to seeing everyone in 2012

Sincerely,

David

Apple’s iPhones and Google’s Androids Send Cellphone Location

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By Julia Angwin and Jennifer Valentino-Devries, Wall Street Journal, April 22, 20111

Apple Inc.’s iPhones and Google Inc.‘s Android smartphones regularly transmit their locations back to Apple and Google, respectively, according to data and documents analyzed by The Wall Street Journal—intensifying concerns over privacy and the widening trade in personal data.Google and Apple are gathering location information as part of their race to build massive databases capable of pinpointing people’s locations via their cellphones. … In the case of Google, according to new research by security analyst Samy Kamkar, an HTC Android phone collected its location every few seconds and transmitted the data to Google at least several times an hour. It also transmitted the name, location and signal strength of any nearby Wi-Fi networks, as well as a unique phone identifier.

For full text of the article, visit Apple’s iPhones and Google’s Androids Send Cellphone Location – WSJ.com.

What is Mobile Citizen Summit? Find out TODAY

Mobile Citizen Summit Conference

TODAY, April 16, 2011 – Agenda and Watch the meeting live through live stream.

You have heard the word, mobile is the new hot thing. You have convinced your management to start using mobile, but how do you actually use mobile to engage citizens and create impact? The Mobile Citizen Summit is a one-day learning laboratory for those interested in applying mobile technologies to empower, fuel and drive citizen engagement in the public good. Our focus is on providing you with informative and practical discussions that will empower you to: Understand the opportunities mobile technology provides Discover successful mobile business cases Gain exposure to innovative tools and applications Explore SMS vs. Smartphone technologies, and Know where mobile is today and where it’s headed tomorrow. This is your opportunity to explore all there is to know about the mobile space by leading a session, asking questions, showcasing your latest innovation, sharing your success stories and meeting other like minded people who want to help you get started and be successful.

via What is Mobile Citizen Summit?.

OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit 2009

 

OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit 2009

Posted  by GIS Talk on Sunday, August 09, 2009

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announces that it will hold a Spatial Law and Policy Summit at The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center on October 7, 2009. Professionals from the government and private sector whose work involves laws and policies related to geospatial technology are invited to register and attend. This unprecedented event will feature talks and panel discussions by experts familiar with the wide range of legal and policy issues associated with growth in consumer and business applications of geospatial systems, software and services. The growing use of Earth browsers, satellite navigation devices in cars and PDA’s, location-based services associated with cell phones, business intelligence, social networking and satellite tracking of vehicles and equipment raises a number of issues concerning privacy, intellectual property rights, liability, and national security. As the speakers will explain, in many cases, the existing legal and policy framework is inadequate to provide governments, businesses and consumers clear guidance on these issues. The Summit will be chaired by OGC director and Executive Committee member Kevin Pomfret, a Richmond, Virginia based attorney who has written and spoken extensively on spatial law and technology.

To learn more, visit the OGC Spatial Law and Policy Summit website at http://www.opengeospatial.org/event/091007ets

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