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In February of 2018, Amazon was awarded two patents for a new wristband device that could track the locations and …
Douglas Namale of Map Kibera Trust shares a map of Kibera schools with a school leader. Those who are currently …

ICE under Fire

Buying and selling personal location data isn’t new. We know that when we open Google Maps, order an Uber, or …
I often wonder whether the author of Ecclesiastes was right when writing, “There is nothing new under the sun.” It …
The internet got a laugh this week when we realized just how easily one person can influence something as seemingly …
On the heels of December’s New York Times investigation of a set of 50 billion points harvested from smartphones comes another eye-opener …
On January 1, California instituted the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), a law designed to protect consumer data and enhance …
The new year provides us all a time to reflect on the past and set goals for the year to …
The power of geolocation recently caught everyone’s attention with the New York Times story on a dataset of locations from …
Google’s Street View project announced this week that it has hit a significant milestone–a “10 million mile” milestone, in fact. …
While the American Geographical Society (AGS) is based in New York City, the EthicalGEO Initiative is international in scope. Given …
I’m happy to have been selected as an EthicalGEO fellow by the American Geographical Society. I will be working on …