Tracking

Puppy receives identification microchip via hypodermic needle (AP)

Protecting Lost Pets Sometimes Means Tracking Them With Your Phone App

Most pet owners would agree that one of the worst possible nightmares is losing your animal. According to the SF SPCA, about 10 million pets are lost in the United States every year.

03/09/2015

Workers sort packages at a FedEx global hub. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Holiday Package Deliveries Improve Thanks To Better Weather, Better Systems

There aren’t many people who are still waiting for the gifts that were supposed to arrive by Christmas in the Bay Area, or anywhere else, for that matter.

12/26/2014

Portrait Of Happy Santa Claus With Hands On Stomach

SANTA ALERT: NORAD Radar, Satellite Intercepts Preparing To Track Santa’s Route Over North America

NORAD is tracking every second of Santa’s journey, from when he enters American airspace just after midnight, through his final delivery at the western edge of the international dateline.

12/22/2014

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Twitter Tracks Other Apps You’ve Installed To Target Content, Ads; Opt Out Possible

Users will receive a notification when the setting is turned on, and can opt out.

11/26/2014

Facebook Acknowledges Photo Privacy Bug; Issues Immediate Fix

Larry Magid: San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation Launches Plug-In To See If You’re Being Tracked Online

San Francisco’s Electronic Frontier Foundation has launched a new plug-in that tells people whether they’re being tracked while online. You can install the program on either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome, which are two of the more popular browsers.

07/21/2014

A mountain lion is safely tranquilized after being seen near a Mountain View neighborhood on May 6, 2014. (Mountain View Police)

GPS Reveals Big Cat Spent 9 Hours Watching Downtown Mountain View Pedestrians

A massive mountain lion cornered at an apartment complex in Mountain View on May 6th reveals a long, winding journey around the residential South Bay, according to just-released tracking device data.

06/13/2014

Apple's World Wide Developers Conference Begins In San Francisco

Apple’s New CarPlay Monitors Personal Data To Predict Movement

Apple’s new hands-free car integration system – known as Carplay – will not only allow you to access music, messages and your phone wirelessly, it will also track your movements and communications in order to predict where you are going next.

03/04/2014

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App Maps Social Media Postings, Creates ‘Blueprint’ Of Person’s Movement

The next time your mobile phone prompts you to turn on its ‘location services’ function; you may want to think twice about whether or not you click that ‘on’ button.

11/05/2013

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Larry Magid: Apps Track Trick-Or-Treaters

There are apps for everything these days and for Halloween, there is one that’s perfect for parents worried about the whereabouts of their kids.

10/31/2013

School Bus

Sacramento Area School Buses To Use GPS Devices To Track Kids

School buses in two Sacramento area districts are going high-tech.

10/07/2013

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