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5 Reasons to be careful with Google’s Latitude

So Google has announced Latitude and it’s coming to iPhone. This clever add-on to Google Maps means that those who enable the service can be tracked via Google Maps and, in turn, track friends using the same service. 

This could be ever so handy should you lose track of family in a crowd, need to meet buddies at a specific location or, heaven forbid, you lose your iPhone. 

But what are the potential downsides? We’ve put together our list of the 5 reasons that might make you think twice before activating Latitude on your iPhone. 

1. “Sorry honey, I’m working late” – No you’re not, she can see you’re at Moe’s Bar & Grill knocking back a cold one. 

2. “I can’t come in today boss, my back’s playing up again” – If that’s true why is your current location within the confines of a sports centre?

3. “Where were you on the night of…” – Don’t think law enforcement wont find this an interesting tool. 

4. “I love that shirt you’re wearing” – Crazed stalkers can get in on the Latitude action as well. 

5. “Completely snowed in, Auntie. Maybe next Christmas?” – Has there ever been snow at Disney Land?











Find out more about Latitude here