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Re: Location privacy preserving location based service with Tor

On 12/31/2009 10:33 AM, Xinwen Fu wrote:
> Dear All,
> We integrated Tor with a location based service to implement a
> location privacy preserving location based service. 1. Tor is used to
> hide the identity (IP) of a user, who sends her location to a
> location based service server for points of interest. Hiding IP is
> also necessary for hiding the user location since IP may imply the
> user's location. 2. Of course, the user's location coordinates are
> also perturbed to hide her exact location.
> Here is the link of the software: 
> http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~nzhang10/cap/cap/Welcome.html. The paper is 
> here:
> http://www.seas.gwu.edu/~nzhang10/cap/cap/Welcome_files/paper.pdf.
> Happy new year!
> Xinwen Fu

You might want to reconsider your use of the Google Maps API:
> Google CEO Eric Schmidt’s comments on privacy in a CNBC interview,
> where he said, “If you have something that you don’t want anyone to
> know, maybe you shouldn’t be doing it in the first place.” He went on
> to suggest that “it’s important” that “all . . . information could be
> made available to the authorities.”[1]

[1]: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=2904

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