Privacy Lost & Found

The New York Times has another article on the privacy issues surrounding applications that let people share their location with friends, just a few days after writing a similar piece based on Google’s plans with Jaiku. The issue is a subtle one, because of course people can choose whether to use the services, and can turn them off or block certain people at certain times — total control over the information they give out. So the issue is hidden privacy issues… Kevin Bankston, a staff lawyer at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, said: