Don’t get me wrong, I love my smartphone, but new evidence is suggesting that it may be spying on me. To be honest, it creeps me out a little bit. Someone at OnlineColleges.com pointed out this out to me today. This infographic is entitled “Your Smartphone is Spying On You” and contains information about location based services.
The two most used location based service applications in South Africa are probably Foursquare and Facebook places if you ask me. According to OnlineColleges.com location-based services make life easy, but software on smartphones across the USA is tracking user actions. LBS Smartphone applications share user information with marketers to help their partners create targeted advertising. It’s not that huge in South Africa yet, but it might be in the near future. I will continue to use Foursquare to check into places that I am for now.
Despite the fact that “Your Smartphone is Spying on you” is kinda public now, it hasn’t stopped the advance of location-based services with smartphone owners in the USA. Location-based applications are especially useful for college students in the USA. They help students explore campuses and meet and make friends. LBS apps also build a marketplace where they can sell, buy or barter everything from bikes to tickets to tutoring. Pretty awesome if you ask me.
For a bit more insight about this, check out the “Your Smartphone is Spying On You” Infographic below:
Some interesting information coming from this “Your Smartphone is Spying on you” Infographic. Leave a comment on this post and let me know what you think? Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.
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