Category Archives: Privacy

Competition

It looks like Facebook is about to release some photo sharing features – and according to TechCrunch is going to step all over the millions invested in Color.com as well as Instagram and Path… so what’s to stop Facebook (or … Continue reading

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Upcoming Releases

As we move to focus both MapOmatic and Pingster, we’re going to be removing the “ping” related features in MapOmatic, and increasing the social elements in Pingster — effectively making MapO the “private” one, and Pingster the “social” one. They … Continue reading

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Ping Resolution Improved

We fixed a major bug in the server last night so you’ll all notice that the pings update cleaner and more steadily when you’re moving around – this makes it far easier to rendezvous with friends or know when they’re … Continue reading

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How do you use Ping?

1. You’re home and waiting for someone to arrive. How often have you sorta paced around in expectation? It’s nice to really know exactly where your guest is. And for your guest, it’s nice to know right where you’re going … Continue reading

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Location Privacy

The question has come up numerous times, so i want to be clear: we do not keep, file or store user’s ping/location information. It cannot be subpoenaed by law enforcement because we do not have it. The way we maintain … Continue reading

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Let me invite you to a bold human experiment…

I’d like to point out a few things about the ping. When you press that big button, you will be visible (as a dot) on a public map of the earth. You will be completely anonymous. This is both incredibly … Continue reading

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MapOmatic is Private. Period.

There was an article in the NYTimes today further providing the public with insight about location privacy. And after I received a few dozen emails from friends, it seems warranted to mention that TripTrace and MapOMatic are not like these … Continue reading

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